Michael Owen still confident of Premier League Switch

Free agent Michael Owen says he is still confident of securing a move to the Premier League before the transfer window closes in three days time, according to the Guardian.

Owen, 32, was released by the Old Trafford club after three years there. He is thought to be of interest to Stoke City and Everton, with Stoke manager Tony Pulis commenting that he is a “great admirer” of Owen and would potentially be a useful addition alongside Peter Crouch.

Owen told BBC Radio 5 live, “I have been in contact with quite a few teams and it’s a case of picking the best which is going to suit my family.” Owen added, “different things will form the basis of making the right choice: location, the quality of the team, the manager, everything really.”

Owen, who has also played for Liverpool, Real Madrid and Newcastle, is still the last Englishmen to receive the coveted Ballon D’or trophy, otherwise known as the European Footballer of the Year Award.His career has been mostly fondly remembered by his eight years at Liverpool, in which he scored 118 goals in 216 appearances for the Merseyside club. However, the latter part of his career has been littered with injuries, which has restricted the striker to just over 100 appearances in seven years for Newcastle and Manchester United.