Just days after Newcastle United FC told the world and his wife Michael Own was NOT for sale, it emerged that they approached Tottenham whilst trying to offload the England international.
Newcastle had claimed that Tottenham had made an approach for their striker when, in fact, it had been the other way round. Daniel Levy had not expressed any intrest in Owen, but Dennis Wise approached the Spurs chairman seeking over £5mil for the forward.
Whilst Owen is injury-prone and maybe past his peak, the news that Levy failed to accept Wise’s bid might upset some Spurs fan’s. The one thing we lack at the minute is a prolific goalscorer and no one can deny the fact that Owen knows where the net is. Then again, Pavlyuchenko took a great chunk of our transfer budget, arriving for a near £14mil.
The news will come as another blow for Newcastle fan’s as Kevin Keegan earlier resigned today. Apparantly, Keegan knew nothing about the signing’s of Xisco and Nacho Gonzalo and had earlier stated that under no circumstance was Owen to be sold. Alas; it seems Dennis Wise went back on his word.
From a Tottenham point of view, Keegan’s resignation is a good thing, as we meet Newcastle at Tyneside in the Carling Cup third round. The game will be a tricky match in our Carling Cup defense.
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