Liverpool and Everton Maintain Interest In Michael Owen

Merseyside clubs Liverpool and Everton are both eying Michael Owen for the January transfer window, or so says the News of the World today.

Michael Owen – Merseyside clubs interested in potential free agent

But it’s very believable that clubs will be looking at Michael’s situation at Newcastle right now, and thinking if things don’t improve quickly, and a new owner, not to mention a new manager, is not introduced shortly,  Newcastle can probably say goodbye to Owen in the January transfer window. And more players may want out then too.

Apparently both clubs have made tentative approaches for the striker during the summer, and are ready to step up their interest in January, when they will be able to officially talk to Owen, if he has not signed a new contract by then.

Owen’s future on Tyneside is still uncertain with his contract now in its final year, and the club in absolute turmoil, since Kevin Keegan resigned, and Mike Ashley saying he would now sell the club last Sunday.

Michael Owen will be free to talk to other clubs during the January transfer window and will be available on a free transfer next summer, if he lets his contract run down.

Other players are already said to be reviewing their positions at the club, with Oba Martins also potentially looking to move, should the situation still be unresolved by January.

Certainly the poor performance of Newcastle yesterday at West Ham wasn’t much better than the week before, and the team have now lost their last 3 league games, and are already in the bottom three after initially picking up a good 4 points in their first two league games.

Comments welcome.

25 comments so far


    Sep 21, 2008 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #1

    1st yes lol
    i dont belive the story about liverpool maybe everton will be after owen but y would liverpool want him wen they hav two belta strikers

  • bruTOOOON

    Sep 21, 2008 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #2

    i m happy if he is gone to either club. well if he sign for them its a bonus because they can register him for european football

  • ronaldeano

    Sep 21, 2008 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #3

    We are deep in the broon stuff now.

    If something dosent happen soon, we are doomed

  • Giza

    Sep 21, 2008 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #4

    We re done

  • Nick

    Sep 21, 2008 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #5

    great goal yesterday but not for the first time missed 2 absolute sitters!!!!

    Despite the kings ransom owen is paid (and is still not happy with allegedly) I will never feel he is 100% wanting to be here, even as captain and he certainly won’t have the stomach for a relegation scrap.

    if ashley can’t sell, Houllier is not a bad shout for manager / coach, given his record and experience and his football is a lot more expansive and attractive these days after his second spell with Lyon.

  • toonfan1

    Sep 21, 2008 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #6

    for me, i’ve always questioned Owen’s actual commitment to the club. I think that he will probably leave the club in either January or July in the transfer windows but hopefully he may sign a new contract before then but with the current situation at Newcastle United, I really cannot see this happening. Also if Spurs win today and West Brom don’t lose by 3 goals or more, we will be rock bottom 🙁

  • toonoot

    Sep 21, 2008 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #7

    Let the little waster go.

  • toonoot

    Sep 21, 2008 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #8

    The retreat from Moscow starts tonight.

  • Steve_48

    Sep 21, 2008 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #9

    Let’s be honest the only reason we have not let Owen go is so that he does not score any more goals against us. He’s never really been committed to the club despite saying openly in the press. We’ve all had “that feeling” he’d be off as soon as things get tough and my god after yesterday’s display, and the current debacle that is the NUFC ownership, who could blame him; were I in that position I’d be off too.

    Sad thing is we are a club in free fall, Ashley has done untold damage, yes he bailed us out of the mire that FFS created but, and here’s the but, as a business man he should have listened to his peers instead of taking things into the unknown.

    What I mean is fancy hiring poison drawn and Mr Charisma [DL]; Let’s take DL for a moment – put him shoulder to shoulder with Chris Mort and it’s no contest – the minute Chris left as Chariman we were done for – as chariman he would have steered MA away from this DOF role and we would not have the debate surrounding Little Dennis Wise – don’t get me started on this one as I share all your views .

    So for me bitter sweet; thanks Mike for bailing us out, but you should have listened to people around you, I mean really listened.

    For me two options

    1. Sell and never come back

    2. Sack the cohorts and bring back KK – this would be the best option, MA saves face we forgive him and let KK run the bloody club like it should be

    Rant over

  • Graham

    Sep 21, 2008 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #10

    As much as it hurts me to say this, as long as the club is in this state he should get out as soon as possible.

    Loyalty is a fantastic thing, but, along with some injuries (which were just unlucky) we have brought the career of Englands best striker for years to its knees.

    The lad is 28 (ish) and should be in the prime of his career, yet NUFC and its owner have all but wrecked that. He deserves to be in a team that plays regularly in Europe. That is every players dream and for Owen it should be a reality.

    Like I say, It hurts to say this, but this also applies to a few other players. We are a disgrace to football at the minute (not the fans etc., but the club itself) and deserve everything we get.

    I have never felt so low as a NUFC supporter than I have done over the past day or so, and its gonna get a whole lot worse before it gets better… No-one wants to buy us, no-one wants to manage us without a new owner, the players will want out. When will there be light at the end of this tunnel?

  • save the toon

    Sep 21, 2008 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #11

    i hate to say it but if i was a newcastle player now i would want out now WELL ONLEY IF I WASENT A GEORDIE

  • James jackson

    Sep 21, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #12

    You can’t blame only the management and the owners. Who is it that goes on the field to play? Yes unWise is bad news but his playing days are gone so can’t influence a game on the pitch. Incidentally, Joey Barton is a disgrace. KK walks at the first sign of things not a 100% correct. lets hope the team improve. Owen well I suspect he has no interest in NFC only in a good wage.

  • steve

    Sep 21, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #13

    stf you morons, owens is toons best player by far – to let him go for nowt next year is a disgrace.
    Of course clubs will be watching the situation and talking to him in Jan – he’ll be leaving on a free – so they can afford to pay his wages – it’s like buying a world class palyer for 12 million and not having to pay him any wages!!!

    Xisco looks like he’s going to take at least a season to acclimatise (if ever)
    Oba misses more sitters than owen
    Viduka – lazy and always injured
    Ameobi – nuff said

    Looks like the Wise and co buys aint looking so good now

    Collocini looks suspect
    Xisco – no world beater
    Nacho – who knows – hughton obviously didnt see enough to start him
    Spidey – the only decent buy so far
    Guthrie – average midfielder ( no better than any others in prem)

    Taylors now looking more like Bramble
    Butt constantly gives the ball away
    Duff – never played well for toon
    Geremi – free kicks / corners abysmal and he’s def past it

    we’re fooooooooooooooooked

  • Sav

    Sep 21, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #14

    JJ. Have a word with yourself.

    ‘KK walks at the first sign of things not a 100% correct’ ? You are either Llambias or a nutjob.

  • Sav

    Sep 21, 2008 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #15

    Steve’s assessment is just slightly on the harsh side of deadly accurate.

  • JJ

    Sep 21, 2008 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #16

    The buyshave been ok.
    As Newcastle supporters we always do this.
    A player has one good game and he is a great signing.
    One bad game and he is useless.
    Lets judge them over the course of the season…

    To me:
    Guthrie looks a snip at 2Mil.
    Jonas looks great at 3Mil.
    Coloccini will come good in time BUT why oh why did we sell Faye?????
    Xisco will probably be a failure at 6Mil. Hes probably worth 3Mil.

    Like I said, lets wait till end of season to judge.

    If I could buy any replacement for Barton that I think would come it would be Kevin Nolan.
    His passing and late runs into the box remind me a lot of Lampard. Plus he is good in the air…

  • JJ

    Sep 21, 2008 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #17


    Watch who you talking to : )

  • Paul141726

    Sep 21, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #18

    I believe i’m beginning to realize that in January, many of our better players (Owen, Zog, Oba), those who have been here awhile, will want to be off to other clubs, no matter what the cost to them. They try hard on the pitch, but know that other players just can’t be bothered or just aren’t good enough for this level. In the end, they want to play football. What I saw yesterday was NOT football!!! If circumstances change in the next few weeks this may prove different, but my resolve is slowly ebbing away. I have only followed NUFC for 5-6 years. I can’t believe the faith of those who have been supporting this club for 30+. Simply the most passionate fans of ANY sports franchise anywhere!! HTL

  • ginkoh

    Sep 21, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #19

    good bye Owen. You deserved much more our worthless Newcastle.

  • M. Stockley

    Sep 21, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #20

    ginkoh- yeah because getting 103 k a weekfrom us for sitting on the treatment table most the time is terrible… we stuck by him through all his injury problems when alotof other clubs would had offloaded him…. mo is a great player and yeah he should be playing in europe but dont say he deserves better than us because he owed us for the thausends of pounds he was pocketing pretty much for free!

  • M. Stockley

    Sep 21, 2008 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #21

    if owen had played unscalthed for the past 4 seasons then id agree with your comment.

  • shaz

    Sep 21, 2008 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #22

    oh please you were compensated by the fa and he didn’t choose to be injured,i bet it is harder for him to get endorsements now he is at a small club and no hope of playing in europe or winning anything.he has lost a lot all because you lot chased him with a bid Liverpool didn’t match.if anyone reads carragher’s book you will read the truth rather than your deluded take on things.he never wanted to go serves you right if he does a bosman.and who says he is not good enough for Liverpool.Keane might hae cost more but he isn’t better than Owen.Only Torres is.

  • Marty

    Sep 21, 2008 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #23

    STEVE;you need glasses mate.
    Duff was one of the only players that actually did something yesterday!
    I bet you are one of the milner lovers,the guy couldn`t pass the ball and we got a grt deal for him.

  • Marty

    Sep 21, 2008 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #24

    Things are not looking good at all.
    WE SHOULD HAVE HAD 8POINTS NOW but because of the board all the good work has gone down the Swanea.
    Day in Dayout we are the laughing stock its a shambles.

  • Obafan

    Sep 21, 2008 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #25

    This is what the mess will lead to. We are in danger and the better players (he average too, but I don’t care much about them) will go away in January.


    Did someone see the anger on Shearer’s face last night at MOTD? I hope he comes in to help us (rescue us)!


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