There is likely to be several clubs after Michael Owen after the opening of the January transfer window.
But we would hope Newcastle will cut that option off at the pass, by signing up Michael on a new contract this month.
Since he will become a free agent in the summer, there’s no doubt that Michael could get a lucrative contract from some other club, because they will not need to pay any money in transfer fees for the England striker.
Everton are today being linked withhe tNewcastle United striker now that they have Yakubu out for the rest of the season with an Achilles tendon injury.
Apparently Everton is the team that Owen supported as a youngster before he signed schoolboy forms for Liverpool in 1993 as a 13 year-old.
We know that Joe Kinnear will be anxious to sign Michael Owen to Newcastle, and we know that Joe will try to sign him quickly, and before the end of this month.
Just before Kevin Keegan resigned from the club in early September, the Board had indicated they had made an improved contract offer to Michael for an additional three seasons, so it would seem like that would be a good starting point for negotiations.
We hope Joe’s successful in persuading Michael his future is at Newcastle, and it would appear that Michael is happy on Tyneside, even though the club has been in disarray these last few months.
If Joe can get Michael to sign on the dotted line, then that will add a little bit more stability to the Tyneside club, and that’s what we need right now.
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