St James’ Park defender wanted by Serie A giants.
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Newcastle have slapped a £12million price tag on Jose Enrique after AC Milan re-iterated their desire to sign the player.
The 25-year-old has attracted attention from Liverpool, Manchester United and Aston Villa this season.
Enrique himself has hinted he could leave St James’ Park as he looks for a club that features in the Champions League.
Milan are keen to revamp their ageing squad and have not been scared off by Newcastle’s valuation of the player.
Alan Pardew would be reluctant to lose the services of the left-back but would let him leave if all the proceeds from the sale were added to the £35m received for Andy Carroll to reinvest in the team.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Alan Pardew must be worried that some of his players are reportedly holding back on committing to the club until Mike Ashley hands over the Andy Carroll cash for squad re-investment, because knowing the Newcastle United owner has a habit of doing the entirely wrong thing, he may well just choose to keep the money for himself.
Jose Enrique is getting rave reviews this season and the Spaniard has been linked with moves to Man United and Liverpool but if the Spaniard did indeed leave he would far more likely opt for a move away from England rather than playing for another Premier League side and interest from Serie A table toppers AC Milan will surely interest the 25 year old left back.
Joey Barton is reportedly another player who is waiting to see what Ashley does and there is also a great deal of interest in Argentine winger Jonas Gutierrez and understandably Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is keen to improve his squad by using the £35m they received from Liverpool for improvements and the need for a new striker is paramount.
The club has at least seen Leon Best and Peter Lovenkrands put in good stints up front but Pardew will still be looking to improve his striking options and will not want to lose any of his top talent so it is very much now a case of seeing what Mike Ashley does next. Either he helps the club build for the future or he greedily pockets the money. What do Magpies fans think he will do?