The first goal of the new owners of Newcastle United will be to sign up Michael Owen on a new contract.
Michael Owen – hey, I’m going to stay – I’m already half Geordie
The Daily Mirror is reporting today that Michael Owen will delay contract negotiations until the end of the season. But we don’t know ewhere the information comes from, and if that’;s true, that will only mean he wants to leave the club.
We would hope that Michael will sign a new contract once the new owners and manager are in place at the club, and things have settled down a bit. It would be good for the new owners to also describe their long term strategy for the club.
Michael has shown this year that he’s prepared to graft for the side, and he’s been rather impressive as captain since last January, and it looks like he is willing to take responsibility for the playing side of things at the club. He’s also been very responsible, down to earth and positive, as well as a calming figure in these last few weeks.
If Kevin Keegan comes back as manager, it will, be almost certain Michael will stay at the club, but if it’s somebody else, other than Shearer, then it’s probably a toss up as to whether he will stay.
But we hope Michael stays at Newcastle United, he’s a great player and every club needs a marquee player, and Owen is certainly ours.