I doubt it. What brochure do I refer to? This one, that Lingering Bursitis told of last week. But while the glossy book featuring Owen’s career was sent to Everton, Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool, plus a few select top European clubs. Only ONE seems interested in saving Mr Owen from a trip to Peterborough next season.
While team Owen try to sell brand Owen to some of the top clubs in the world, just one team are trying to sign the forward. Hull City. Team Owen were trying to attract a top club, by sending the book, a glossy effort filled with images and facts, highlighting Owens achievemnents and stats.
Under 8 weeks remain until Newcastle kick off their Championship campaign at the Hawthorns against West Brom, and Owen is still a Geordie. He may have thought that a host of clubs would be eager to sign him. A player, to be fair, who has a very impressive record. But those days are gone and that lengthy knee injury has stolen most of Owens pace. He was not a first choice towards the end of last season and this did not go unnoticed.
While Hull haven’t made a firm offer to Owen, who is a free agent on July 1, they are certainly planning to.
“He has got a proven track record as a goalscorer and that’s an area we are keen to strengthen. However, it would have to be on the right terms.” -Hull Manager Phil Brown.
Should Owen join Hull City, it will be another nail in the coffin of his career. One that started brightly and promised to deliver years of consistent goalscoring for club and country. At just 29, Owen should be playing at his best. In his prime. Still, I am sure he could find the net for Hull and would be an upgrade on what they currently have. Wherever Owen plays next season, I am sure it won’t be Newcastle. For that to happen he would need to sign a new deal, for a Championship club.