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Toon Want Quick Sale For Enrique!
Published : 15 Jul 2011 10:38:33
Alan Pardew has accepted that Jose Enrique no longer wants to be at the club, and he is determined to get the Spaniard out the door quickly in order to secure a replacement. It hardly helps a quick sale when Enrique is off to the States on Monday. Alan Pardew: "I would prefer a sale so I can purchase of a replacement. “It is not an ideal situation for us as you can imagine. “It is difficult. We have offered him (Enrique) a massive contract for this club, but he does not seem to want to sign it. “There is a difference between his situation and that of Joey (Barton). "Joey seems pretty focused on Newcastle, whereas Jose…well, the noises coming out of his camp are that he wants to get a new club playing Champions League football. “We cannot offer him that at the moment, so that seems to be his focus. Maybe that will change, but it is a moving feast. “We have to be ready because, if he goes, it is going to leave a big hole and we will need to fill it quickly. “That is why we will have to have a conversation about a cut-off point closer to the time. And when I say nearer to the time, I mean two weeks before the deadline. “We’re going to have to give ourselves some sort of chance to make sure it [the Carroll scenario] does not happen again.”