Michael Owen delighted with Stoke move

Michael Owen, free agentStoke have confirmed that they have signed free agent Michael Owen on a one-year contract.

The veteran forward was released by Manchester United at the tail-end of last season, and has been linked with a raft of Preimer League clubs over the summer including Sunderland, Everton and Liverpool.

However, Owen has expressed his delight at signing for the Britannia Stadium side, and is looking forward to getting back on the pitch once more.

“Delighted to have signed for Stoke subject to Premier League approval. We have been in talks for a while and it was a club I was always keen to join,” he told his Twitter followers.

“I’m particularly excited at the prospect of working under Tony Pulis. He has assembled a great squad that I look forward to joining.

“I’m now looking forward to contributing as much as possible to the club and can’t wait to play in front of a great set of supporters.

“Thanks for your kind messages everyone. Can’t wait to get going again!” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight