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It is officially announced that Newcastle United will have no worry about any buy-out clause in Michael Owen’s contract, but the Magpies will play waiting time to see if EMO is worth another new extended contract.
Newcastle’s chairman Chris Mort revealed that there is no buy-out clause in Michael Owen’s contract despite recent media speculation.
Mort has moved quickly to dispel those rumours, insisting that there was a clause in Michael’s contract which allowed him to leave for a certain fee which is to believe around £6m. But that sort of clause does not exist any longer and was expired during the last transfer window.
Meanwhile, Toon Boss Allardyce revealed yesterday that the relationship between him and Owen is solid.
“I’ve not had any friction with him,” he said. “When we have something to discuss, we discuss it and just get on with things.”
Those are very good news. Big Sam has told the media that he will keep Owen and will do anything to prevent him being injured again, because both Newcastle and England are needed him to be fit.
But when asked about the possibility of a new contract to tied Owen services for the club, Sam Allardyce is like to see him fit for the next 20 games on the trot or more and then enter into a new contract.
“Whether that means we lose him at the end of the day or not is non-negotiable because if it happens it happens but we want to see him fit, playing and scoring on a regular basis.” Said Allardyce.
Another warning for Michael Owen is apparently happened yesterday when ’Just Being Fit Again’ John Terry is having an accident while practicing to deal with plastic field.
The Russia game for today’s Euro 2008 qualifying round is scheduled to be played on an artificial grass field made from plastic. The decision to use artificial field is inviting some reaction and protests.
Shearer has expressed his concern why the UEFA boards is given permision to use plastic field for an International event as big as the EURO Cup qualifying round.