Newcastle United man could be just what Anfield side is looking for.
Liverpool battling AC Milan for Newcastle fullback Enrique
Liverpool remain keen on Newcastle United fullback Jose Enrique.
The Daily Star Sunday says Liverpool face a battle with AC Milan to land Newcastle defender Enrique.
The Spaniard has less than 18 months to run on his contract and suspended talks over a new deal until the summer.
Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is a big fan of Enrique.
Liverpool’s search for a new left back has taken in a tour or Europe and beyond but perhaps the ideal man for the job is based a little way up north in Newcastle? Jose Enrique is apparently unsure of his Magpies future and his insistence to wait until the summer to discuss a new contract surely can only be read as a sign that the 25 year is not sure about his future at St James’ Park.
AC Milan are also keen on the former Spanish Under 21 international who may feel that a new challenge could also increase his chances of securing a first full senior cap? Enrique has been in good form for the past 18 months and has formed a great partnership on the left hand side with Argentine Jonas Gutierrez in front of him.
Kenny Dalglish doesn’t appear to rate Emiliano Insua or Paul Konchesky too highly and has been using Glen Johnson out of position to fill a hole that needs filling. Fabio Aurelio is also at the club but is seen more as a back up rather than a first team regular.
Speculative valuations of Jose Enrique run at around £10m at present which in today’s market seems very reasonable.