Liverpool plan to make an ambitious move for striker Michael Owen. Owens contract at St James Park expires at the end of the season and Owen has made no deal to extend his contract. At the moment Newcastle United are bottom of the Premier League and look certain to be relegated based on their early performances. Although the 28 year old is disillusioned, the interim manager Joe Kinnear continues to make him captain of Newcastle.
Owen who has scored 21 goals in 48 appearances for Newcastle, has been given the run around by Toon officials. His talks on a new contract have been delayed several times leaving him with the serious thought of leaving the club. Enter Rafa Benitez and the Anfield Boys.
Liverpool are looking to strengthen their squad and Michael Owen would be a great addition to the forward line. Fernando Torres, Robbie Keane and Michael Owen would be a great forward line and would add great depth to a side that has been exposed for their lack of depth on a number of occasions. Could this be the year Liverpool bring home the bacon and win the Premiership.
Benitez is keen to talk to Michael Owen in the January transfer window, allowing the club to negotiate a lucrative Bosman style free transfer. Michael Owen who left Liverpool for Real Madrid in 2004 for 8 million Euros, had scored 118 goals in 216 appearances for the Merseysides and was one of the best marksman England had to offer. The legendary Owen became a household name when he scored that amazing solo goal against Argentina. But for the Liverpool faithful he has always been a household name and a player that is loved by the Anfield Army.
Although other clubs are also interested, Owen would relish partnering up with Spanish Ace Torres and it could be the formula for him to break back into the England squad. As always Manchester City are showing interest in the Chester born striker, but an emotional return to Anfield looks more than likely. The club where he started his career at age 16 and the club that never stopped loving him.
Come back home Owen, Anfield is waiting.