ALAN Pardew is closing in on his remaining transfer business – as unsettled Jose Enrique heads towards the exit door.
Enrique yesterday aimed an attack at Newcastle United’s hierarchy over the transfer policy under owner Mike Ashley – and accused the club of lying over its contract offer to him.
The outburst came after the defender arrived in Ohio ahead of the last leg of Newcastle’s troubled United States tour, tomorrow night’s friendly against Columbus Crew.
Enrique – who the club claim has refused to discuss a new deal at St James’s Park – used the social networking site Twitter to question the direction the Magpies are heading.
In a series of tweets, Enrique told his followers on the social networking site: “The club is letting all the important players leave.
“Do you really think it’s the players’ fault? Andy (Carroll), Nobby (Kevin Nolan).
“This club will never again fight for top six with this policy.”
Clearly, the 25-year-old’s relationship with the board is now untenable, and the long-running saga over Enrique’s future looks to be finally nearing an end.
Meanwhile, work has been ongoing on the transfer front back on Tyneside.
Amid reports that Newcastle have had a £6.5m bid for striker Melvut Erdinc, 24, accepted by Paris St Germain, Pardew said: “We’re waiting on a couple of decisions, and that will determined where we go next and what we do.”