It’s Looking Like Owen Will Leave On Free in Summer

Even more gloomy words today on the chances of Michael Owen signing a new contract on Tyneside.

Michael Owen – looks like he will leave in summer

It appears that Michael Owen’s agent has had a flood of enquiries about the player, before the January transfer window.

Joe Kinnear said today:

“Michael’s got to consider the offer,” “I’m led to believe Michael’s got numerous options and lots of clubs have made enquiries to his agent.”

The club will need to consider if they can sell Michael for some money in January, rather than lose him for nothing in the summer.

But Joe has already thought through that, and he will keep Michael through the end of the season.

Kinnear continued:

“Yes 100%, I’ve already been down that road,” he said. “What’s the point of getting £3M if we get relegated?”

“There is no chance of him going in January. Why lose a goalscorer when you’re fighting relegation?”

“I would assume Michael would want to put himself in the shop window and bang in as many goals as possible,” “If he gets 15-16 goals who knows who’ll come in for him?”

This is bad news, and it’s even more frustrating when you think that Michael was all ready to sign just before Kevin Keegan left the club.

Michael could well be a casualty of the abominal running of the club by the Newcastle Board since the summer, and that’s not good, not good at all.

And if Michael does leave Newcastle, his deal will go down as one of the worst in the club’s history.  With his wages and transfer fee included he will have cost the club around <!– /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:””; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-fareast-font-family:”Times New Roman”;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} –>

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And so far he’s appeared just 61 times with 28 goals.
Comments welcome.

2 comments so far

  • Tom

    Dec 13, 2008 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #1

    If he has any sense of loyalty, he will sign on the dotted line. He owes us for the amount of time he has spent in the injury room and still collected his over inflated wages.

  • Sav

    Dec 13, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #2

    We’d be better off flogging Owen now and buying Kevin Doyle who offers team play, fitness and would complement Oba. But FatAsh won’t dig deeply enough for that.


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