Newcastle United's Spanish defender Jose Enrique says he is willing to take a pay cut in order to secure a move back to his homeland. The former Spanish U21 international has made 49 league appearances for the North-East giants since arriving from Villarreal in 2007. But after revealing in May that he would be willing to remain at the club and fulfil his three-year contract, the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the future of the St. James' Park outfit appears to have turned his head, with Atletico Madrid now believed to be keen on recruiting the full-back. "If there's any interest from a Spanish club I'll take the offer seriously," Enrique told Sky Sports. "I have a very good contract at Newcastle but in football terms I'm not feeling good. "I'll give up money from my contract as long I'm able to go back to Spain. I want to be successful in my career and money's not my main target. "Things are not right and the situation isn't good. I'm annoyed because it's the fans who are suffering." The 23-year-old joins fellow Newcastle defender Habib Beye in revealing that he wants to leave the club, following the Senegalese international's comments on Tuesday. NEWS: Beye hell-bent on Newcastle exit NEWCASTLE FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Les Ferdinand Q&A Joey Barton One on One Michael Owen, Kevin Keegan, Les Ferdinand, Faustino Asprilla Boy's A Bit Special Steven Taylor, Danny Guthrie Ask A Silly Question John Barnes Perfect XI Ruud Gullit What Happened Next? Tony Cunningham My Secret Vice Nolberto Solano, Sam Allardyce Plus! Rate Newcastle players (and others) on Talentspotter
15 July 2009
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