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Liverpool agree Enrique deal

Spanish defender Jose Enrique arrived at Newcastle from Villarreal in 2007.
Spanish defender Jose Enrique arrived at Newcastle from Villarreal in 2007.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Liverpool have agreed a deal with Newcastle United for defender Jose Enrique
  • The Spanish full-back will now travel to Liverpool for talks and to undergo a medical
  • Enrique would become Liverpool's fifth signing of this transfer window
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(CNN) -- English Premier League team Liverpool announced on Thursday they have agreed a deal with Newcastle United for left-back Jose Enrique.

Enrique, 25, will now travel to Merseyside to undergo a medical with the Anfield club and discuss personal terms.

"Liverpool FC confirmed today that they had agreed a fee with Newcastle United for the transfer of Jose Enrique," read a statement on Liverpool's web site.

Spaniard Enrique arrived in England from Villarreal in 2007, and was part of the Newcastle squad that was relegated from the Premier League in 2009.

The club gained promotion back to the top division the following season.

Should the former Valencia defender complete his move to the five-time European champions, he would become their fifth signing of the off-season.

Kenny Dalglish's side have already signed England winger Stewart Downing from Aston Villa, midfield duo Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson from Blackpool and Sunderland respectively and goalkeeper Alexander Doni.

Newcastle also confirmed the deal on their web site: "Newcastle United can confirm that a fee has been agreed with Liverpool for the transfer of Jose Enrique.

"The player will travel to Liverpool today to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical."

Former Newcastle boss Dalglish also raided his old club in January, when Liverpool swooped for England striker Andy Carroll.

Both teams are set to begin their league campaigns this weekend, with Newcastle hosting Arsenal and Liverpool facing Sunderland.