Gutierrez hails Enrique quality

Jonas Gutierrez is hoping Newcastle can keep hold of Jose

Enrique this summer after hailing the left-back as one of the

Premier League’s best.

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


“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.”