Michael Owen has confirmed to Setanta Sports, that he is currently involved in talks with his club Newcastle United, on a contract extension.
Michael Owen – in contract talks with Newcastle
The striker joined Newcastle 3 years ago from from Real Madrid on a four-year deal, and a transfer fee of around Â£17M.
But Michael has only appeared 46 times (41 starts) and scored 20 goals for the club, mainly due to a couple of extremely serious injuries.
Because of his terrible ACL injury at the World Cup in June, 2006 in Germany, while playing for England, Michael appeared just 3 times for Newcastle in the following season.
Owen seems to have been delighted with things at Newcastle ever since Kevin Keegan arrived in January, and we’re sure he wants to sign a new contract to stay on Tyneside.
Michael told Setanta Sports today:
â€œWe’ve just opened contract talks, we are talking,â€
â€œI’ve got this season left regardless and we’re working on a deal to hopefully stay longer.”
“There’ll probably be news in a month or two.â€
Michael has said that the talent Newcastle have at the club, is one thing that makes him happy to stay at the club, as he continued:
â€œWe’ve got a lot of good players.”
“We haven’t got a massive squad and we don’t want size for the sake of size.”
“I’m like any Newcastle supporter â€“ I want the best players,â€
Michael has also assured fans he think he’s almost back to his best:
â€œI’d like to think I am back to my best.”
“This last year I played fully without hiccups to my knee.”
“That’s well behind me now.â€
Owen seems to just love playing for Kevin Keegan, and it has certainly been noticeable since January.
Michael has again sang the praises of Kevin, who has just returned back to Newcastle from his holidays in the US.
We would expect some signings to start being made, now that Kevin is back in Newcastle, and probably with itchy feet. 😀
â€œI can only say I’ve been highly impressed and the whole place is buzzing again.â€
We expect Michael to sign a new contact but why would it take a month or two?
Anyway, Michael seems really pleased about things – and that’s very good. We want happy players at the club.
He sounds like a man who wants to be at Newcastle, when Kevin and the Board turn this ship around.
And make no mistake, they will do that – starting next season – keep the faith.