Joe Kinnear and Newcastle United would like to secure the 28-year-old Michael Owen’s future on Tyneside, but with the club’s ownership in complete limbo, any move to give Michael a new contract right now, doesn’t seem possible.
Michael Owen – Newcastle unable to offer him contract right now
Joe Kinnear is becoming more exasperated with the situation each week and he told the Sunday Sun this morning:
“It’s very important to keep Michael Owen here,” “I’ve told him that, he’s aware of that. The bone of contention regards sitting down and talking about his future.”
“We have to sit down to talk to him about a new contract, if I have the power to do that.” “I can’t do everything, I am just in charge of the shop.”
“I would like to sit down and talk, but we might be sold next week and then things are different.”
Owen showed his worth yesterday for Newcastle, during the last 30 minutes of the game , when he scored one opportunist goal, had a great header just over the cross-bar, and then seemed to miss an absolute sitter – all in a short 30 minutes.
But Michael gets into those scoring positions, where he can sniff out goals, and most other players wouldn’t have taken up those positions at all. But we should still have taken all 3 points yesterday, and to concede a goal to 10 men when you had gone ahead on 87 minutes is just completely inexcusable. It’s so disppointing.
It seems now that if Mike Ashley fails to sell the club by January, he is at least willing to bolster the Newcastle squad during the transfer window, if only to protect his investement.