Good news today in the local Newcastle Journal that Michael Owen is still keen to sign an extension to his contract at Newcastle.
Michael Owen – keen to sign extension at the club
The news coming from inside the Newcastle club is that Michael Owen is not disturbed by what Kevin said on Monday night about what Newcastle can achieve over the next 3 seasons.
One thing we must remember is that Kevin will be trying to play down the expectations of not just the Newcastle fans, but also his employers in Chris Mort and Mike Ashley.
But the Journal this morning reports that the confusion at the club right now is unlikely to deter Michael Owen from signing a new deal. And the club is due to open contract talks with his advisers after the final game of the season at Everton on Sunday.
Apparently that was always the plan – that Chris Mort would start contract negotiations with the players only at the end of the season – and that sounds fairly sensible to us.
The delay in starting negotiation with Michael’s advisers was just one of the points raised by Kevin on Monday, with the Newcastle manager saying the delay in negotiations was disappointing.
Again this points out some miscommunication between Kevin and in this case specially Chris Mort, which we think can be fixed rather easily.
The meeting tomorrow in London between owner Mike Ashley, Dennis Wise and Kevin should also be a good step for the club in getting everybody at the club rowing in the same direction.