Spurs Reported Interest In Michael Owen

Surprising news today from the People, which is reporting that Tottenham are interested in Michael Owen.


Michael Owen – Tottenham are reported to be interested

Kevin Keegan has tried to get Newcastle to quickly work out a new contract with Michael, and the reason is that he has only one year left on his contract. If another club comes in and is interested in Owen and wants to negotiate a fee, Newcastle are not in a good negotiating position.

Spurs are really after Samuel Eto, but if that deal collapses, the People is reporting they will move for Michael.

As we all know, it is likely that Owen will face a pay cut of his current wages of around £110K/week, if he is to stay at the club, and £80K/week seems to be the new maximum at the club.

But Spurs are said to be ready to break their own pay structure to land a top-class striker, and our England star Owen, 28, is interesting them.

Spurs are keeping a close eye on Owen’s contract negotiations with Newcastle, as are all the Newcastle fans of course.

Owen wouldn’t cost Spurs anywhere near what they will need to pay to get Eto and about £7M is the figure.

We think this news is conjecture, but these stories will continue until we nail down Michael Owen at Newcastle with a new contract.

The sooner we do that, the better for everyone concerned at the club.

Comments welcome.

38 comments so far

  • natedawg

    May 18, 2008 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #1

    dont want him to go
    but if he does please not spurs

  • Cutter

    May 18, 2008 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #2


  • Cutter

    May 18, 2008 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #3

    dont comment this journalist crap, this is so funny

  • chris_toon

    May 18, 2008 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #4

    Spurs ave got a thing against us i swear lol – they also seem to want everyone we want – very annoying!!!!!

  • Marguerite

    May 18, 2008 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #5

    Is there anyone they are NOT linked with!

  • Hamas (51times)

    May 18, 2008 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #6

    He wouldn’t go to London, and if he did it wouldn’t be for the Yids.

  • valle

    May 18, 2008 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #7

    Spurs cant get Eto, and there is no way Owen would leave 52.000 to go play infront of 36.000. He isn’t swayed by london, as Newcastle is closer to his Liverpool family and he is smart enough to know that the success spurs have had is peanuts compared to our potential.

  • toonarmy08

    May 18, 2008 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #8

    f**k off spuds, id take berbatov part ex lol!


    May 18, 2008 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #9

    The People, a reliable source if ever i did see…

    ED is right until he signs a new contract these ridiculously inaccurate rumours will continue.

    Andy Dunn i a T**T

  • Zero Cool

    May 18, 2008 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #10

    Love Owen, and would hate to have him leave. But if he’s truly want-away, as his actions have shown recently, then be gone with him. Why can’t he go to West Ham (Baby Newcastle) if he’s so hard up for London.

  • scottish mag

    May 18, 2008 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #11

    owen for berbatov, keane, and modric then you can have him you complete wa****rs

    i hate spurs with a fu***ng passion

    they probably do their scouting on this website

  • toonarmy08

    May 18, 2008 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #12

    My best mate is a spuds fan,he gave me some grief about about the modric signing,and if they get owen that will really top it off ,cockney wa***rs!!

  • scottish mag

    May 18, 2008 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #13

    that is pandev really unhappy at lazio

    and lazio could cash in on him before he buys out his contract

    how about £7m plus rozenhal


  • Hamas (51times)

    May 18, 2008 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #14

    Wouldn’t mind Pandev at all..we could be in a good position to get him by offering Rozehnhal and their willingness to sell.

  • Toonboy

    May 18, 2008 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #15

    25mil and they can have owen 🙂

  • Leo

    May 18, 2008 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #16

    funk them, they aint getting him no way

  • aidan condie

    May 18, 2008 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #17

    We have to start running this thing like a business: it’s the only way. I think Ashley et al will do that, and the negotiations with Owen are part of running the thing like a business, not like a jumble sale.

    I would love Michael to stay, but at £110k pw he is over priced. And although he has a couple of good years left, he will never be as good as he was a few years back. The only way is down, although I believe in his new role he could be very good for 2-3 years yet.

    Key to everything is to catch players on the way up, instead of buying at top dollar and watching them get worse (which is what we do).

    Also re general transfer activity: most transfers do not work. If you look back at the signings we have made, and this applies to all clubs, about 70% of signings don’t work as good as we expect. The great thing about KK is that his ratio is closer to one out of two as opposed to one out of three. So if we bought 12 players with GS, BSA or whoever, bet on 4 living up to expectations, but with KK, it would be six.

    Need a more professional approach and I think Arsenal is the model, although not in the sense of buying non-British players.

    Guess who is Ashley’s next door neighbour. When he runs out of milk he pops around to …. David Dein, his next door neighbour.


  • Spuggy

    May 18, 2008 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #18

    I have only heard paper talk concerning the wage cap ownen down to 80k etc. Nothing has been confirmed unless someone can provide a link. So there’s no truth in that yet – just conjecture.

    I think he’ll stay after the last couple of months of the season, he’s has a taste of what KK can do, mind you I think he will be looking with interest at who KK can bring in, as this may influence his decision, could be why there’s a delay in talks. If you remember, Owen said a while back that KK had explained to him the kind of player we were looking to bring in, but that was before the Modric fiasco.

    Fingers and everything else crossed! I am still confident he will sign and we will be adding a couple of additional players of owens quality, hopefully, a CB and a creative midfielder as well as some other good yougsters to cover other necessary, but currently stronger positions.

  • faustino

    May 18, 2008 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #19

    Its been said above but I will re-iterate; if Berabtov was coming the other way? In a mother funkin heart beat.

  • ToonKing

    May 18, 2008 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #20

    ahahahhahahah Spurs are funny.

  • Gooderz

    May 18, 2008 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #21

    Owen is a 28 year old England international striker with a year remaining on his contract and is valued at £7m.

    Crouch is a 27 year old England international striker with a year remaining on his contract and is valued at £15m.

    Go figure!

  • SuperShearer

    May 18, 2008 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #22

    I could be wrong but I was under the impression that Owen’s basic wage was in fact £80K per week with a £30k appearance fee. If this is in fact the case would it be breaking the wage structure to keep this as it is? I think his rumored wage is too high for what he does, I mean he’s no Ronaldo or Messi but he’s our captain and a star player who can attract other big names….worth thinking about.

  • Ian

    May 18, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #23

    I would rather have some cash and Keane, I still think that as soon as the season starts with a lot of games Owen will throw another sicky.
    Cisse is cheap, Keane part ex and Martins for me, move up the table then buy the next Torres when we are in fifth place, otherwise we are half way to nothing looking for bargains and potential.
    The main money needs spending in the midfield.


    May 18, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #24

    Ian, I think we would have to offer Owen and money for Keane.

  • SurreyBoy

    May 18, 2008 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #25

    Northern Mugs. Of course Owen would come to the capital. Why would he want to stay in your dismal town?

  • Ian

    May 18, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #26

    I think you are right Craigg!!!! How much do you think?

  • savio

    May 18, 2008 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #27

    if we are goin to sell owen ,we must be getting more tha 7m.owen is a player of great qualitybut if he really wants to leave let him go.try for a good replacement like pandev or huntellar or berbatov…..also must try for a creative midfielder like veloso,arshavin,or vander vaat


    May 18, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #28

    Give them:

    £10m and Owen for Keane and Duff and £5m for Lennon.


    May 18, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #29

    Oh, Smith and £10m for Bale.

    Would be happy with those!

  • spursfan

    May 18, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #30

    im a spurs fan, why do we need a striker like owen? even bent is better than him. modric is a class act unlucky losers!!

  • Ian

    May 18, 2008 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #31

    you think Keane is worth £17m at his age??

    Mind he is a brilliant player he has the right attitude, with Berbatov possibly going I cant see them risking parting with Keane, and I imagine they would want Owen to feed off Keane.


    May 18, 2008 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #32

    No but Spurs would never sell him anyway so its pointless talking about him especially if Berbatov leaves.

    Though i do think they would sell Lennon and Bale for the right money.

  • paulthepom

    May 18, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #33

    hope all our players dont read all this trash and speculation written on here.they would all want to leave.i havn’t seen or heard any truth about anything including 80k wage caps,players coming or going.we always seem to whip up a frenzy over nothing.keep the faith.ok we lost modric to a side thats splashing millions and are in europe,and everything else you have heard is bullshit.

  • Andy1

    May 18, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #34

    Owen and Keane are about the same age and there is no way Keane is worth £10 mil more.

    Owen is the better player and is worth at least double the 7mil mentioned. Darren Bent cost 16mil. Owen is top class. Would’nt go to Spurs. Why would we accept 7mil when there is no way we could replace him, even with double that money.

    If we’re not going to be bringing loads of players in, we need to keep the best players at the club. I’d be gutted if he went to a big club like Man Utd, but if he left for the spuds. – That would take the piss.

  • Eric

    May 18, 2008 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #35

    Just another Sunday rag made up story. Ignore it. NUFC is negotiating with Owen now and I think he will agree to the terms – whatever they are – and they are certainly not known by the
    People reporters.

  • scott9

    May 18, 2008 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #36

    hahahahahahahahahha spurs will go for owen if the eto deal colapses well i will tell u now i think everyone will agree the eto deal will collapse why the hell would he want to go there n they will not get owen either if owen went it would be to a top 4 club not spurs

  • Momo

    May 18, 2008 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #37

    If Owen joined Spurs, I’d eat my hat. It’s just rubbish speculation. Wait till the transfer market opens then the real things will happen

  • chuck

    May 18, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #38

    Sure, dont let the door hit him in the *ss, as long as its a sraight trade for Bent.


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