Liverpool full-back Jose Enrique could finally be on his way out of Anfield after he was targeted by new Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew.
According to The Telegraph, Alan Pardew thinks that the former Magpie could prove vital in Crystal Palace’s battle to stay in the top flight of English football.
Enrique has struggled for first team football for the last two seasons under Brendan Rodgers and Palace had already identified the left-back position (as well as the striking department) as an area that needed strengthening this January.
Crossed paths before
Pardew and Enrique have worked together before when their Newcastle careers overlapped by during the 2010/11 season.
And it was that season, Newcastle’s first back in the Premier League, that saw Enrique emerge as one of the best left-backs in the division.
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In fact, his form was so impressive that it earned the Spaniard a big £7 million transfer to Liverpool.
After selling the full-back to Liverpool in 2011, Pardew looks keen to be the man who takes him away from Anfield too.
Crystal Palace have already made one acquisition this January having brought Yaya Sanogo in on loan from Arsenal.