Keegan has spoken often of his desire to keep Michael Owen at Newcastle.
Kevin with his Newcastle captain – Michael Owen
Kevin talked about Owen’s contract talks today:
“It’s for Chris Mort to do that now. I’ve made it absolutely clear what I think should be done, and I’ve passed that on to him.”
“He will handle that now so any questions about that will be between Chris Mort and Michael’s advisors.”
“But my feeling is, genuinely, that he wants to be here, he wants to help lead this club for the next few years.”
“I don’t want to tempt providence, but I think that is a deal that will be done as soon as they get together, really. I don’t think it will take long.”
It’s hard for Kevin to hide the fact that he desperately wants to keep Michael. It must have been something he’s seen in Michael since January, because by his own admission he didn’t realize how good Michael was, when he was managing England.
But it’s true that since Kevin arrived Owen has been a different player, and so much more involved and interested at Newcastle. He’s been a credit to himself as the Newcastle captain.
We’re quite sure Chris Mort will get the job done. It’s the first item on the agenda before Kevin starts bringing new players to the club, and that will start very shortly. 😀
Let’s hope we can get a quick agreement with Michael, so the club gets off to a good start.
Upward and onward.