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.