Former Newcastle United striker Michael Owen said on the Matchday Live with Fletch & Sav show on BT Sport 1 on Saturday morning (February 13) that Leicester City could get relegated from the Premier League at the end of next season.
Leicester are at the top of the Premier League table at the moment with 53 points from 25 matches.
Claudio Ranieri’s side are five points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, and there is a good chance that they could win the league title this season.
Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Owen believes that despite the Foxes’ success this campaign, they could get relegated to the Championship at the end of next season.
Owen was asked by Robbie Savage on the Matchday Live with Fletch & Sav show on BT Sport 1 on Saturday morning (February 13) if he is a top player, would he go to Leicester in the Champions League or to Manchester United, Liverpool not in the Champions League.
This was the former Real Madrid striker’s reply: “Manchester United or Liverpool not in the Champions League because Leicester conceivably could go down next year. They could win the league and they could still be in a relegation fight next year.” (see video below for full comments)
Owen’s comments may appear strange, but the former England international striker does have a point.
Liverpool and United are much bigger clubs, and even without Champions League football, they would be able to attract good players.
Leicester are having a great season, but it is likely to be a one-off. The Foxes may not get relegated next term, but does anyone really expect them to repeat their heroics of this campaign?