Michael Owen has been a revelation for Newcastle United in recent weeks, including the brace that put Sunderland to the sword in Sunday’s north-east derby. The striker appeared to be a spent force after signing for the Magpies and promptly getting injured on a regular basis. However, six goals in his last seven matches indicates that this is far from the case.
Nevertheless, Setanta report that Owen’s future at St James’ Park is far from assured, with no new contract talks having taken place up to now.
“At the moment there is nothing on the table for me to consider so it’s hard for me to make a statement about my future. Discussions have not even started yet,” revealed Owen in the News of the World.
It’s a safe bet that Kevin Keegan will be getting his skates on by offering the former Liverpool and Real Madrid a lucrative contract that should keep Owen on Tyneside for the rest of his playing days. KK has already been praising him to high heaven in recent weeks, with the forward options of Owen, Viduka and Martins being the very least of Newcastle’s worries.