Two teams that always seem to be unsettling our players are Liverpool and Spurs, and today’s reports don’t do anything to change that theme.
As expected, Liverpool have apparently put an offer in to sign Jose Enrique although it was a bid of £4 million that was quickly rebuffed. However reports suggest that Newcastle will sell Enrique if the right deal comes along and are looking for £15 million for the right to sign the Spanish left-back. I severely doubt that anyone will meet that price with Enrique going into the last year of his contract.
It seems more and more likely that Enrique will be off to new pastures this summer, as he has thus far refused to even discuss a new contract. Last time Alan Pardew spoke on the subject he hinted at the player being “unmotivated”. Hardly sounds promising does it?
I think anywhere around the £8 million mark would be a good deal for the club, and one that would have been hard to envisage two years ago in all honesty such has been he improvement in Jose Enrique’s game.
Meanwhile in London, Spurs are reportedly contemplating a bid for Cheik Tiote. He isn’t number one on their list of centre-midfielders, but apparently he is on that list.
Personally, I don’t think Tottenham have any chance of signing Tiote this summer. Every player has his price, but it would take an extremely daft bid to get Newcastle to even consider selling. He is signed up for the next six years and that puts no pressure on the club to move the Ivory Coast international, as long as he is happy here of course.
Tiote is seemingly happy on Tyneside and while money talks, I doubt Spurs will come up with anything more than a whisper!
Players coming, and players going. Excitingly dreadful is the theme once again as the summer transfer window creaks open.
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