Michael Owen has talked many times about signing a new contract with Newcastle United, but today he divulged what some of Kevin Keegan’s plans are for the future.
Michael Owen – says Keegan wants to target big names in the summer
Michael talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning:
â€œMy contract is up next year but Iâ€™m very happy here. This is probably the most exciting time since I came to Newcastle.â€ â€œI couldnâ€™t be happier with the new manager. Iâ€™ve enjoyed playing under him, and with the fans.â€
â€œIâ€™m probably in the best part of my Newcastle career so far, hoping there will be even better times ahead. I stated to the fans in my program notes that talks havenâ€™t begun, and yet the manager has pulled me to one side and said he wants me to stay and that the club will be getting in touch with me soon to talk.”
â€œI havenâ€™t spoken to the club yet. Obviously, I would think that maybe in the close season they will approach me and my adviser. Itâ€™s great times at the minute, but Iâ€™ve only played 15 or 20 games on the spin without getting injured.â€
Then Michael mentioned the interesting part of what Keegan had to say to him when he continued:
â€œItâ€™s lovely to be part of the club. When the manager spoke to me, he said he had big ambitions and was going to target big names.â€
â€œHe wants to get this club back to where it belongs, which is back challenging for European places and Champions League places. So the future is looking bright.â€
That’s exactly where the fans want this club to be too, so it’s good to hear that.Â But we wonder what Kevin means by big names because he has said the very top players will not come to Newcastle, but will go to the top 4 clubs.
We suppose it’s all about how big is big?
We”ll know the answer to that question fairly quickly, once the summer transfer season gets under way.