Owen to move on in a matter of weeks

Former European Footballer of the Year Michael Owen said on Monday he would leave relegated Newcastle United within weeks.

"I'm still a Newcastle United player but only for a matter of weeks," Owen told Sky Sports.

"It remains to be seen where I am going to go. There are plenty of clubs that would interest me," the former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker added.

"There has been a lot of interest from abroad and quite a bit from home as well, but obviously the Premier League is where I feel I belong."

Owen shot to fame with Liverpool and England as a striker with lightning pace and a lethal finish, before joining Real Madrid in 2004.

He had a single, frustrating season at the Bernabeu, where he played well but never quite managed to cement a first team place, before moving on to Newcastle in 2005.

He has since struggled for form and fitness and and has been consistently overlooked for England selection by current manager Fabio Capello.

"I don't think I am going to be re-signing at Newcastle," said Owen. "I don't think I am going to be offered a new contract and I want to play in the Premier League or a top division somewhere else."