Good news! Jose’s advisors set to meet with NUFC.

Jose will listen to Newcastle.
It’s non-stop at NUFC at the moment, and the focus seems to be heavily targeted on player contracts.

However this isn’t yet another piece about Joey Barton and a lack of a deal for the midfielder. Instead there is news in The Chronicle today that suggests that Jose Enrique’s advisors are due in Newcastle next week when they will be presented with a “very, very good offer” for their client.

At least it’s progress, and it’s certainly a step up from not being able to get Jose and his advisors to the negotiating table as was suggested last week. Here is what Alan Pardew had to say on the matter:

β€œWe have been waiting to see his representatives, they are due here in the early part of next week. We are going to make Jose a very, very good offer and we are hoping he is going to accept it,” is what Pardew said to The Chronicle.

It doesn’t mean to say that Jose will accept of course, which Pardew is acutely aware of. He continued:

β€œWe are realistic about Jose, because the ball is in his court on that one, not in ours. He will be offered a fantastic contract here, he knows that, but still it is going to be down to his decision. I am still hopeful.”

Hopefully Jose will sign on again, although I’m erring on the side of caution and still believe he’ll be away. Call it pessimism if you like, but I’d be surprised if he signed a new deal, pleasantly surprised.

Pardew has called it spot on in my opinion. All that can be done is for the club to offer the best possible deal that they can, but ultimately the ball is in Jose’s court which is what you get when you let your better players contract run down into the last year! 😑

So whilst nothing is agreed as yet there are at least signs of movement and at least Jose is willing to listen to what the club have to say. Hopefully they can say the right words to Jose and capture his imagination by convincing him that he can realise his international dreams here at Newcastle.

My fingers are well and truly crossed on this one!

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62 thoughts on “Good news! Jose’s advisors set to meet with NUFC.

  1. If i was pardew this would be my top 5 targets
    1. Gervinho
    2. Gamerio
    3. Sturridge
    4. N’zogbia
    5. Kranjar

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  2. What are you guy’s thoughts on erdinc coming in as one of our strikers? Obviously he shouldn’t be our main striker, but as second choice maybe? I honestly don’t know much about him but keep seeing stories about him

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  3. smoke screen πŸ‘Ώ

    Offer him a fantastic deal before selling him for an even better deal for cashley πŸ˜₯

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  4. On topic, this story gave me a little hope. At least they’re meeting to discuss a possible extension. Please Jose, help take us onto that next level!!

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  5. Is that Pardew knowing it’s another crap contract and protecting the club when Joses advisors say adios. ❓

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  6. Army – whatever you want – no point in speculating randomly – have to sit tight and wait.

    Looks like its divide and conquer time. IF Barton, Nolan and Jose are trying to act as one – this will weaken their posns if one looks after themselves.

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  7. Andrew, Jose will do what is best for HIM, not what is best for NUFC.
    He still wants to play for Spain. Will he get that opportunity while still at NUFC?
    If manure were to come in for him, then I think he will be gone, and rightly so, but not so sure about cesspool.

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  8. Stardust – Solidarity rarely lasts, especially when money comes along and greed gets involved. It’s only natural to look after yourself etc etc πŸ˜‰

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  9. The club are sending out mixed messages to the whole squad here : “if SOME of you play well we will offer a contract but not always”
    Why not Joey Barton? He has had a better season than Jose and is being rewarded by being kicked out.
    I reckon Jose is gone anyway and this is a PR damage limitation stunt.
    The club must think we are as dense as Ashleys beer gut. hahaha

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  10. BB – True, but by the same token Β£4 mill for Jose is an insult, even though he only has one year left.

    They must be skint after we raped Β£35 mill of them for a player worth half that πŸ˜†

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  11. @stardust

    I thought conquer time was around late summer? My kids always comeback with a bag full. There’s a huge conquer tree at the bottom of the street.
    I think your wrong about that.

    You’re bonkers! 😯

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  12. If this turns out to be true I think it’s the clearest indication that the Barton saga is not about money and is either the length of the deal or the personal dislike between player and board that could be the problem.

    That is much harder to solve as Barton has put himself in a position via Steve Wraith’s quotes without quotation marks πŸ™„ where he’ll look like a pussy if he backs down, even if the club offer him the deal that he wants πŸ˜•

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  13. And be honest, who would you rather have playing up front, Carroll who terrorises centre halfs or the other clown?

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  14. Ameobi? How much? I would say a bus fare out of toon but I think Toonsy would do it for nowt. πŸ˜†

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  15. Barton is also a few years older than Jose. That’s why it would make more sense for the club to be offering Jose a longer contract than barton. Pay attention folks

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  16. I’d rather have Carroll of course, but do you really believe that 35 million is a fair valuation? Do you really believe that Carroll is the 8th best player if all time as that is what his transfer fee seems to suggest….

    People talk about that sturridge lad and say 15 mill as the pricetag. Both have done about the same in the PL so id say about the same for Carroll would have been a fair reflection. Not 35 million. No way.

    And as for ameobi, if he books early enough I could get him out if Newcastle for Β£1 πŸ˜†

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  17. Anyone noticed – Barton had a tash – poor contract, Ferguson can’t grow one – 5 year deal. Jonas has a beard – no new contract, Tiote has not – 6 year deal.

    Enrique has stubble – therefore he will have a medium contract offered but he will refuse. Think I will tweet this – surefire way to make national news

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  18. Stardust, Smudge has got a decent whack of stubble like, lets hope he doesnt get offered another contract on Β£50k+ a week!

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  19. Aston Villa have just released 10 players, including Nigel Reo Coker, John Carew and Robert Pires.

    Would anyone take a punt on Carew?

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  20. FJ – Nah. Just seems uninterested to me. At the end of the day if a big bloke like him can’t get in the Stoke team then surely something is up?

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  21. Nigel Reo-Coker, John Carew, Moustapha Salifou, Robert Pires, Isaiah Osbourne, Harry Forrester, Arsenio Halfhuid, Durrell Berry, Ellis Deeney and Calum Flanagan have all left Villa.

    Only heard of 3 or 4 of them.

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  22. Plus that penalty against us is probably what cost them the game. I think he’s finished, he didn’t have a very good season compared to the last one and I wouldn’t risk bringing him here if he’s flopped at Stoke.

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  23. Does anyone think if it cost us a large chunk of the budget, going for N’Zogbia might not be the best idea. Considering I would say we need two strikers and fullbacks. Plus we already have Ben Arfa and Ferguson who are gonna be competing for a similar role next season.

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  24. @tattyheed

    I had to throw that last line in cos Stardust is so clueless he wouldn’t have got it.

    What a little creep of an individual he is. πŸ™‚

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  25. Great news. Hope they can convince Enrique to stay. Anyone think we can keep him if we do get in the likes of Gervinho and Gameiro?? It would show him that they do want to move forward.

    As long as we are looking at free agents as well. How about Faye back? Poor mans Samba if you ask me. Would be great for competition in central defence. Although I cant remember, did he leave us on a sour note??? I always liked him while he was with us.

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  26. Faye was 32 or something when he was with us. He must be about 36 now.

    It would be like signing Sol Campbell again.

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  27. He is 33 now fj. Dont think it would be like Sol. He wouldnt be able to command a huge salery. But come to think of it, he will probably end up in the middle east for a last big day. He is a definate monster and could cover Tiote as well.

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  28. Aye, and Faye left because he didn’t want to sit on the bench. I would rather promote Kadar than get another CB. Plus we have Williamson who will be champing at the bit.

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  29. Ahh, he looks incredibly old then. If he’s only 33, he could still have a few years yet. Not bad for a freebie I guess but have we given up on Tamas Kadar now?

    One plus to Faye is that he punched Glenn Whelen in the face while wearing flip flops. You can’t hate that.

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  30. He did what?? 😯 πŸ™‚ Hmm Kadar…. Hard to judge him as we never see him. He seems to be injured a lot??

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  31. Glenn Whelen said Faye wasn’t taking training seriously because he was wearing flip flops. Faye then got injured 9 mins into the match. Whelen called him out after the match for it, so Faye, wearing the flip flops again, punched Whelen in the face.

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  32. DJG – would be an odd signing if we go by our strategy of re-sell value. But I think he has been pretty much Betis’ best player fr quite some time. But we are so loaded wuith central midfielders.

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  33. Not sure a 28 year old midfielder who was playing in the Spanish second division is the type of player we need really.

    How many midfielders do we need really?

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  34. Lol. Why go up to a big black man wearing flip flops and say that? He got what was coming to him. πŸ˜›

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  35. Emana is good but not THAT good, can’t see us signing him unless for back-up/competition…

    Alan Pardew Project Kadar is absolutely class, he’s a big prospect. He’s unlucky to have been injured a lot but I’ve seen the kid play twice in real life and both times my old man and I thought he was the stand-out performer in the back four. He’s cool as you like on the ball, reminds me of a stronger, younger Colocini, perhaps with a bit less flair. He’s easily good enough to be our fourth choice CB as long as he keeps himself fit.

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  36. I expect Jose and his brother to be in Liverpool next week. Hopefully i’m wrong…

    If we offer him 60k, im guessing, thats about a 20k increase on Jose’s wages which has to give him something to think about because unless he goes to a CL team he wont get better wages than that.

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  37. devonmag – ok. Hard for a foreign mag like me to jugde him. But we do have consider if he is injury prone? But lets see how he does in pre season.

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  38. @Andrew

    Where do you get your figures from? Absolute guess work. πŸ™„

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  39. Bit late here, but just for the record – that is one hell of a nice picture of our Jose 😯

    Please stay! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

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  40. All right toonsy, let me know when the bus is coming to London then πŸ˜†

    Only joking everyone!! 😳 πŸ˜€

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