Thereâ€™s news exclusively in the Sun today that Manchester City manager Sven Eriksson would like to sign Michael Owen in January from his current club Newcastle United.
The report says that Owen is unsettled at Newcastle and it opens the door for Eriksson, who has always been keen on Owen as a top class player.
Michael Owen – Sven Eriksson wants him at Manchester City?
The Sun isnâ€™t exactly a newspaper that can be relied on for reporting the truth and it looks like this story is completely made up. It even quotes a fee of around Â£15M that it would cost City for Owen and says that may be too much for Manchester City owner Thaksin Shinawatra.
This story is complete nonsense.
We would not be surprised if Sam has been on the phone with Michael to make sure all is OK with him, because the press is blowing this unrest out of all proportion. Owen needs to understand that Newcastle fans are justifiably unhappy that Owen has played few games for Newcastle and almost as many for England in the 26 months he has been at the club. Thatâ€™s a fact.
But that doesnâ€™t mean they are unhappy with Michael at Newcastle. They just want to see him play more games and score goals. These stories on Owen are getting out of hand but we trust Sam, who is known to be an excellent communicator with his players, is in contact with Michael.