By Laura O’Leary
Former Newcastle United player Michael Owen gave his verdict on the reported potential takeover happening at his old club, believing it all “depends on Mike Ashley” and whether a person with the “club at heart” comes in.
In an interview with the Daily Mirror, the BT Sport pundit was certain that any news of potential new money coming to club would raise the fans’ spirits.
“If it is the right takeover, I’m sure with a new passion and new injection of money and general feel-good factor, it can work,” revealed Owen.
“I think any bit of news like that will improve morale and spirit among the fans, and that is always positive,” said Owen before adding what the success relies on.
“It depends on Mike Ashley, if he is willing to sell and if a new person comes in that has the club at heart.”
The 37-year-old was at the Magpies between 2005 and 2009, scoring 30 goals in 79 appearances for the club.
There is still no official word when the takeover of Newcastle United, that Owen refers to, will happen but a recent reported suggested the FA have been informed that a change of ownership is coming.
So far this season, still under the ownership of Ashley, Newcastle United are 11th in the league after 11 games played with 14 points.
The Magpies suffered two disappointed defeats before the recent international break losing 1-0 to both Bournemouth and Burnley.
Newcastle United now face a tough game after the international break, traveling to face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday.
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