Luque backs Enrique to be Newcastle success

Albert Luque says new signing Jose Enrique will be a big hit at Newcastle United.

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Luque told the Evening Chronicle: "I would like to welcome Jose to Newcastle. I will help him settle in the area and if I can do anything for him, I will.

"I can understand why the Villarreal fans are upset that he has gone.

"But I spoke with him for over an hour when he arrived about everything.

"I don't think he will have any problems in the Premiership. He is a strong player and he is a good guy."

After keeping close tabs on La Liga last season, Luque says that Enrique was a stand-out player.

He added: "Last season he played very well in Spain with Villarreal and had a very good year.

"I think he is a very good signing for Newcastle and we now have a great player on our hands."

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