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 Â£110K/week, if he is to stay at the club, and Â£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 wouldnâ€™t cost Spurs anywhere near what they will need to pay to get Eto and about Â£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.