Newcastle legend Shearer fears Owen will leave

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer fears Michael Owen will leave St James' Park in January.

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer fears Michael Owen will leave St James' Park in January.

Owen, who scored twice in Saturday's 2-2 Barclays Premier League draw with Stoke, is in the final season of his contract at St James' Park.

The £16million former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker will be free to talk to other clubs from next month.

Shearer told BBC Match of the Day: "His contract runs out at the end of the season and he can sign for someone in January, although he can't play for them.

"I think it's a scary thought to be honest, their best player in that precarious position."

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