Owen to sign for Geordies

Michael Owen has made the shock decision to sign for Newcastle United.

Although it’s still early in the season to predict where Newcastle will ultimately finish, the North East team are in the relegation places after getting just one point in four games. Owen’s decision to join the Toon Army must have been painful for him to make.

According to reports, Newcastle will pay £17million for the player. The same reports say Liverpool would not increase their offer of £8million.

Newcastle chairman Freddie Shepherd said today: "Bringing Michael to the club will rank alongside the signing of Alan Shearer as my proudest moment at Newcastle United. Newcastle fans love centre-forwards and Michael is a fantastic goalscorer. He’s someone we would love to build the team around and we hope he can help us bring success to the club."