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Newcastle United signed Jose Enrique from Villarreal

 Newcastle United have sealed a £6.3 million deal for Jose Enrique with Villarreal.

Newcastle United signed Jose Enrique from Villarreal  The Spain U21 and Villarreal left-back Jose Enrique will play for Newcastle United after the Magpies signed the young footballer for £6.3 million. The duration of the deal is five years. Named "The Bull" for his though defence, Jose Enrique first signed with Villarreal in 2006, after impressing club scouts while on loan at Celta de Vigo.

 "I believe very much in Sam Allardyce and believe they're going to be one of the top teams," Enrique said about the manager of Newcastle and his new home.

 According to rumours, Newcastle will continue to shop in Spain, this time the Magpies are eyeing the Sevilla defender Ivica Dragutinovic. The contract of the 31-year-old Serbian player with the Spaniards expire in 2008.

 Newcastle United will visit Bolton for the first game of the 07/08 Premiership on August 11th. The U.K. online bookmaker Bet365 (new window) offers 9/5 odds on Newcastle winning this game and 7/5 on Bolton. Odds on Newcastle to win the Barclays Premiership this season are 250/1.

Published on 08/06/2007

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