“I know people talk about contract negotiations,” Owen told the Daily Mail. I’m in a similar position to a lot of players at our club.
Newcastle United captain Michael Owen’s current contract with the club ends at the end of the season and there has been a whisper or two that the England international player would not relish renewing his contract at the club that is on the slide down the hill.
But Owen insists that he is happy at St. James’ Park, saying that he is settled at the club and wants to play for the Toon army. Owen says:
I’m settled in Newcastle and I am happy at Newcastle, although not happy with the results at the moment.
When you’re down it’s hard to be listened to.
Results aren’t going well and, when you’re not playing well as a team and individually, then individuals will not get picked for the national team.
The new manager has only had one game in charge and that was a friendly, so we’ll see what develops.
But even if Owen did decide to leave Newcastle in the summer, there is no doubt that none of the top four in the Premiership would bid for him. There are many inside the game who feel that the former Liverpool and Real Madrid player is now a spent force and that he is not going to reinvent himself. Maybe they are right but for anyone who has followed Owen’s career since his debut for Liverpool over ten years ago, he still remains a class player.