Pardew admits to “difficulty” in keeping hold of Jose.

Staying or going? You decide.
Alan Pardew has admitted that he could be facing a losing battle with regard to keeping hold of Jose Enrique in the summer.

The Spaniard is about to enter the last year of his current deal with Newcastle, and with speculation rife regarding a summer move to a whole host of clubs we could well be facing the distinct possibility of saying Adios to Jose at some point in the coming months.

Following on from the last article about Pardew and Ashley’s transfer pow-wow, it would appear that talk of new contracts for current players was also on the agenda of said meeting. In a quote taken from the Northern Echo, Pardew had this to say about the whole Enrique situation.

“The Enrique situation is something we talked about. How possible is it going to be to get him over the line? It’s difficult because we’re finding it difficult to get him to come to the table. We’re safe, which was what his people said that they would wait for.”

“It’s now the last game, and once we get the last game out of the way we’ll sit down and see where we are with it. We’re very hopeful he stays, but there’s no point keeping a player who has set his sights on a club he has perceived is bigger. You can’t keep a player that’s unmotivated.”

That doesn’t sound overly promising to me. Why are the club having difficulty in getting Enrique to talk to them? Is a move already sorted? Was Phil Thompson right all along? God I hope not. Anywhere but Liverpool!

Once again time will tell, as it will with everything at the minute. It doesn’t make it any less frustrating though and I would like to hope that this situation is resolved one way or the other at the soonest opportunity to allow us to either plan for life with Jose or plan for life without Jose.

In an ideal world Jose will stay. I’m pretty sure that is the outcome that we’d all like to see, but in reality it’s a fact of life that players come and go. If Jose actually wants to go then there is very little to stop him. His heart wouldn’t be in it and, as Pardew said, what would be the point in keeping an unmotivated player?

The last thing I want is for this to drag on and on and on. It seems that every summer we have a transfer saga at Newcastle, but now is not the time for that. This summer is important to the club as a whole, and whilst keeping one individual would b a bonus it wouldn’t ruin the whole transfer window, if everything was concluded early enough.

So now it’s over to Jose. If he wants to stay then fine, but if he really has had his head turned then he needs to make his decision.


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104 thoughts on “Pardew admits to “difficulty” in keeping hold of Jose.

  1. The Scottish cup looks like it’s made of tinfoil.

    Probably is, so they can blaze their smack on it later.


  2. Fook, whats this with Ryan Giggs banging some model/big brother contestant??? 😛


  3. start my glass collecting job tonight, feeling canny nervous :lol

    What was the Celtic score?


  4. Moreno – Hahaha. Giggs on the prowl, sueing a nufcblog.
    Anyway what a way to loose all your credibility and respect. 😈 😈 naughty giggsy


  5. toonsy – yeah apparently its their fault he had the affair?? 😆 😯 🙄 😆


  6. Breaking news:
    Toonsy sighted in NUFC Club Shop buying the new shirt with R Taylor on the back. 😆 😆 😆


  7. Toby

    Atlantic in South Shields, just glass collecting at the minute but when I’m 18 I’ll start on the bar.


  8. This doesn’t surprise me. I resigned myself to Jose being off a month ago. Oh well.

    Toonsy- did you ban ToonArmy87?


  9. OHurley
    Posted May 21, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    “Toonsy- did you ban ToonArmy87?”

    No. How come?


  10. What Warnock from Villa? He could fill a gap t left back and he can also play in midfield. Reckon he’ll be cheap too.

    But generally I think they probably have a replacement lined up in the form of the young French kid.

    If we got £10m for Enrique and replaced him for £5m we’d still have 5m to play with.

    Hopefully his replacement will not weaken us. Dont forget most of our good attacking play comes down the left and involves Jose.


  11. Toby @23 living in Holland i follow the dutch league and Van Wolfswinkle is fit again and scored 2 goals in the last game of the season ending on 15 goals in 29 games . To be honest though i do not think he would make it in the premiership although still young 22 , i think he is too light wieght for us . I would love us to make a move for another dutch striker though Klas Jan Huntelaar wants out of Schalke and they want rid of him if the rumours here are right .The guy was a goal machine before he moved to Real Madrid since then has lost his way a little but i am sure the english game would be ideal for him to get back to his very best and he still gets picked for the Dutch national team .


  12. Stuart

    I wouldn’t want Warnock like, hasn’t played in months, we can do better than him.


  13. Infact toonsy Pardew would probably force players to get injured, isn’t much point in signing anyone 😉


  14. Axel, I had just been wondering about huntelaar the other night. Worth looking into I’d say


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