Former England international Michael Owen is attracting the interest of Stoke City, according to reports in the Daily Mail today.
The 32-year-old was released by Manchester United at the end of the most recent campaign and immediately took to Twitter to say he was ready to ‘contemplate my next move’.
It is Stoke that are showing the strongest interest at the moment though with manager Tony Pulis admitting that he was a player they were keeping their eye on.
Speaking about Owen, he said: “We are monitoring him, but along with about 400 other players to be honest, so it’s a case of waiting to see what happens.”
If Stoke did sign Owen, they would be getting a natural goalscorer with the main issue being whether he can stay fit for long periods.
As for the player, his next move is one he needs to think really carefully about. It will arguably be the last major move of his career and he will want to get it right.
Other clubs linked with a move for Owen this summer include newly promoted West Ham United, a move encouraged by former Hammers striker Tony Cottee.
As Stoke boss Pulis said though, it is a case of waiting to see what happens with Owen this summer. He is bound to have plenty of options and with time on his side to make a decision, there could be plenty of speculation yet.
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