According to this source, Harry Redknapp is looking to a very experienced striker to help his side battle clear of the drop zone.
The Newcastle United striker will be available on a free transfer in the summer if he doesn’t sign a new contract, but Redknapp hopes to land him in January for around £6million.
However, interim Magpies manager Joe Kinnear remains eager to keep the England international at St James Park, and is hopeful a deal will be struck before the New Year.
“It’s better that this club has Michael and players like him because it’s a big club and he’s a big player,” he told the Daily Star Sunday. “I would think it would cost a lot of money to replace Michael.
“I haven’t given it any thought because I would have thought I could be gone by January.
“Personally, though, I would say keep him here.” (fansfc.com)
There is no doubting Michael Owen’s ability, although there are obviously questions about his long-term fitness, having been injured for practically his entire Newcastle United career. The stats say it all, 197 goals in 336 starts isn’t too shabby, and add to that being the fourth highest goalscorer for the national team and you have a pretty awesome striker. Remember we are talking about a player who is still only 28 and, if he can be picked up for such a small fee in January, it may well be a gamble that is to good to turn down, especially if you think that the cost of relegation to the Championship would be nearer triple the cost of the striker. Do Tottenham fans think this would be a good move?