According to this source a certain former Liverpool legend isn’t too keen on signing a new Newcastle contract and is about to become the subject of a bidding war between Sir Alex and Tottenham boss Juande Ramos!
Manchester United and Tottenham are set for another battle over a striker. This time it is about Newcastle striker Michael Owen who has today been linked with an possible exit from St James’ Park and both Sir Alex Ferguson and Juande Ramos are keen to offer him that exit route. (Sunday Mirror)
The England international is apparently about to reject a new contract offer from Newcastle of £120,000 a week in favour of a move to Old Trafford or White Hart Lane. With Spurs and United both in the market for a new front man, it makes sense that Michael Owen’s name is mentioned.
This possible transfer all depends on one man – Dimitar Berbatov. If Berbatov joins United, I feel Owen will sign for Spurs, but if Berbatov stays at Spurs then I could see Owen making the move south to Manchester. (footballcorner)
Frankly I am not sure that Michael Owen would ever sign for United but this source seems to suggest that it could happen. More likely the England man may be fishing for an even more obscene wage packet. The one big factor to consider is that the 28-year-old would be available for as little as £3m as he is nearing the end of his St James’ Park contract. Having missed out on the upcoming England squad I am sure the former Anfield hero will be hoping to impress Capello in the coming weeks to prove to the Italian that he is still capable of doing the business. Would Man United fans be open to a bid for Owen or does the fact he was a legend at their arch-rivals prove too much to bear? And do Spurs fans think that the former Real man still has what it takes?