St James’ Park hero looks to be joining Anfield revolution.
Newcastle United defender Jose Enrique is edging closer to a move to Liverpool after criticising his side’s transfer policy and questioning the club’s ambition.
The 25-year-old has 12 months remaining on his contract and has rejected all other deals to remain on Tyneside.
Manager Alan Pardew had promised to make the Spaniard a ‘fantastic’ offer but following Enrique’s latest comments it looks unlikely it will convince him to stay.
He has attracted attention from Liverpool and Arsenal all summer but Newcastle’s £15million valuation has put clubs off.
The Toon Army will now have to either drop their price tag or lose him next summer for nothing.
Newcastle came under fire in a series of posts by the left-back on Twitter in which he also paid tribute to the Geordie fans for their encouragement during his time on Tyneside.
“The club is allowing all the major players of the team to go,” Enrique said.
“Seriously, do you think it is the fault of the players? Andy (Carroll), nobby (Kevin Nolan) etc etc.
“This club will never again fight to be among the top 6 again with this policy.”
“I think you fans are the best and you deserve the best, not what they are doing with the club. Thanks to everyone for supporting me.
“The [sic] give the money I have already,” he added. “They lie all the time. But is no for money is because they don’t want spend in the club and bring quality players that’s why everybody go.”