Stoke City striker Michael Owen is the main January transfer target of Spanish club Espanyol, according to the Metro.

The former England striker has made just one league appearance since his summer move to the Potteries and despite now being fully fit; he cannot get into the overachieving side.

Spanish newspaper Marca claim that the former Real Madrid striker could be tempted with a move to the Catalan club as he massively enjoyed his previous experience in La Liga before a failed move to Newcastle United.

The centre forward has admitted on one of his many football related television appearances that he may not have too many years left in him and so a nice retirement home in Barcelona could be an option.

Stoke may be happy to let Owen go as his high wages will be better off spent somewhere else but it is yet to be seen if the player is interested.


  • Denise Williams
    3 years ago

    One major innaccuracy in this story. Owen is not on high wages at stoke it is effectively pay as you play. I suppose this is based on that stupid story in the Sun Newspaper. Well that newspaper has a history of lying just look at the Hillsbrough case. The families of 96 people waited all these years for justice partly due to The Sun Newspaper being a serial liar. Also Stoke themselves condemned that story and Owen’s co called wages as massively exagerated. Personally I think that paper should have been abolished after Hillsbrough after all they were quick enough to scrap the News of the World for far less.