Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan is quite confident that England International and Newcastle captain Michael Owen will sign a new contract at St James’ Park very soon.
Michael Owen – will sign new contract at Newcastle
28-year-old Owen has one year left on his contract, and as a little reminder that he could be important to Kevin Keegan’s future plans at the club, managed to score the only goal against Bolton Wanderers this afternoon to give the Magpies all 3 points.
With one year left on his contract he would be allowed to talk to other clubs in January, but that will not happen because we expect him to sing a new contract within a couple of weeks at most.
Keegan said before Newcastle’s win against Bolton today:
“We are having a meeting next Wednesday about a lot of things and contracts will be one of the things discussed,”
“There are other players to discuss as well. I’m fairly relaxed about it, but I will know more when we sit down.”
“These things happen. The main thing at the end of the day is that it will be sorted.”
“I think I can honestly say that, if it comes to January, then the chances are he won’t be (staying), but I don’t think it will get there.”
That’s one thing Newcastle have to wrap up, and Mike Ashley needs to help the cause even further, by allowing Kevin to bring in at least another 3 players before the end of the summer transfer window in nine days time.