Sir Alex has been said to be a long term admirer of this former Liverpool goal-scorer but will Manchester United really make this incredible bid?
Michael Owen is paid top dollar at Newcastle United and owner Mike Ashley wants to do something about that. According to a report in The Daily Mail, Owen is entering the final year of his contract worth £110,000 per week and the Newcastle board wants to slash his weekly wages by £30,000.
The report states that the player’s representatives have been invited for one round of negotiations. Should a deal not be agreed then, the player will be allowed to seek a move.
There is no shortage of interest in Michael Owen as the diminutive striker is known for his clinical goalscoring record, but the club most interested is thought to be Manchester United.
Sir Alex Ferguson is looking for reinforcements in his attacking department and he could get bargain if Owen does not agree to Newcastle’s terms. According to the report, Newcastle would be willing to let their striker leave for about £5 million. (Soccernews.com)
There is obviously no love lost between the Merseyside club and Man United but that would surely matter no jot to Sir Alex Ferguson if he feels the stuttering ace still has something to offer. Since leaving Anfield the 28 year old’s career has gone backwards rather than forwards but towards the tail end of last season he was beginning to look more like the feared finisher he once was. Many believe that the most important signing that the Old Trafford side need is an instinctive goal machine, hence the interest in the likes of Huntelaar. Owen would be significantly cheaper than most targets and injury permitting, he has a few good years left in the tank. Do United fans think that Fergie should try to sign the England international?