ok here goes... i know you are all going to fire me down but rafa bought vorinin after all and he is not a patch on owen
newcastle are cutting wages.... owen is NOT happy so in all likleyhood he could be off
he was offered to manure for 8 mill quite recently according to loads of reports
we sell vorinin for 2.5 mill, sell riise for 4 million..(both useless and not missed).. = 6.5 million ..... this would most probably be enough to buy owen outright
we all agree owen has lost some pace due to injuries, but he has improved his overall game
you dont become a world class player, then totally lose it over your career due to a slight loss in speed, you generally add to your game, learn from other players and improve over time........
he has had a lot of injuries, so the burnout effect is lessened to a degree, strikers generally only last until about 31=-32.
that gives us 3 years of michael owen to use as a sub/backup or in the general team.... still a great player, and almost a LFC legend
he was greedy when he left for madrid...we all know this and he will always be known for this, (as keegan was (a traitor i remember he was called))
But for virtually nothing, how could we turn down a current England international striker, when we will be Very short of striking talent now kuyt has become a winger, vorinin is useless and crouch is wrongly being sold
(crossfire returns)...ha ha