Jose Enrique has urged Newcastle United to sign Liverpool defender Nat Phillips in the January transfer window.
Newcastle have improved a lot under Eddie Howe over the last few weeks, but they’re still in a lot of trouble. The Magpies need a lot of help in the winter window, especially in the heart of their defence.
The Toon have been linked with plenty of centre-backs over the last few weeks. Phillips is one of them as well, and Enrique believes it would be a great deal for all three parties.
Here’s what the Spaniard, who played for both Newcastle and Liverpool, said on Instagram last night.
Jose Enrique: Newcastle should sign Nat Phillips from Liverpool
In his latest Instagram post, Enrique shared a picture linking Phillips with a move away from Liverpool.
He wrote: “Nathaniel Phillips is expected to leave the club in January. Should Liverpool sell Phillips?
“For me, to be honest, I believe if we get a good price for him maybe is the best option for him and for us. And, a club that I can see him doing very well for and they need a centre back very urgent is my ex-team Newcastle.
“What you think? Newcastle and LFC fans. I believe both parties will win there.”
Phillips is available for just £10m
The Evening Standard revealed not too long ago that a fee of just £10 million could be enough for any interested club to sign the defender who Jurgen Klopp is a huge fan of.
Back in October last year, after a game against West Ham United, the Liverpool boss labelled him as ‘brilliant,’ ‘intelligent’ and a ‘monster’ in aerial duels.
Klopp said, as per BBC: “He’s a brilliant guy, smart guy, intelligent, everything. He’s not easy on the eye, he’s not Messi but who cares? In the air, he’s a monster! He was incredible. For the first game, I think everyone can imagine how nervy that must be after a long wait.”
It’s clear that Phillips has no future at Liverpool and he is almost guaranteed to leave the club in January. A move to Newcastle would really be fantastic for him and at just £10 million, he could prove to be a very smart signing by Eddie Howe if a move materialises next month.