England striker Michael Owen has been offered a Â£21M deal to commit his future to Newcastle United.
Â Michael Owen – offerred huge deal by Newcastle?
But thereâ€™s some debate on how true this report is since itâ€™s reported today in the Sun.
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has reportedly offered Michael Owen the biggest deal in the club’s history â€” a three-year contract worth Â£140K a week, according to The Sun.
The former Liverpool and Real Madrid star, whose current contract at Newcastle of around Â£110K a week runs out next summer.
Newcastle have been negotiating with Michael and Owen himself has said he expects some agreement to be reached shortly.
The proverbial Newcastle inside source said:
â€œItâ€™s the best contract the club has ever offered and shows the owner is prepared to spend big when it comes to keeping the best players.â€
â€œItâ€™s also a massive vote of confidence in Kevin Keegan, who has always wanted Owen to stay.â€
Well those words seem true enough, as weâ€™re sure Mike Ashley has massive confidence in what Kevin has already achieved at Newcastle in a short seven months or so.
The offer comes after Newcastle held Manchester Untied 1-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday.
And news also that Ashley is also set to offer James Milner a new deal â€” after rejecting Aston Villaâ€™s latest bid of Â£8M for the winger, where Kevin said both he and Ashley were not going to sell James to anybody.
Seems even like Kevin and the owner are in lock step on a lot of things.
Wouldn’t that be terrible news for the gossip press.