Espanyol keeping tabs on Michael Owen

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.