Gutierrez hails Enrique quality

After taking time to settle in English football following a move

from Villarreal four years ago, Enrique has developed into a key

player for Newcastle. However, the 25-year-old only has only a year

left on his contract at St James’ Park and is attracting interest

from the likes of Liverpool. Gutierrez, though, will be praying the

Magpies can hold on to the Spaniard. “On the pitch, what we have is

down the left side is something no other Premier League team has,”

said Gutierrez. “It is a very special relationship between Jose and

me. We have an amazing understanding, almost telepathic. Having

Jose playing the way he does is brilliant for me, we know what each

other is thinking. “I believe Enrique is one of the best left-backs

in the Premier League, right up there with Ashley Cole, Patrice

Evra and Gael Clichy. Jose is only young so he is going to get even

stronger. “Enrique is one of the best players I have played with. I

have been lucky because I have played with great left-back such as

Fernando Navarro, who also played for Spain, Gabriel Heinze, for

Argentina. Enrique is up with them.”