Owen linked to Australia move

Stoke striker Michael Owen is reported to be investigating a possible move to Australia club Perth Glory.

Last Updated: 05/01/13 at 12:43 Post Comment

Michael Owen: Striker has only featured four times for Stoke this season

Michael Owen: Striker has only featured four times for Stoke this season

The 33-year-old joined the Potters in a one-year deal in September after being released by Manchester United, but has yet to make a Premier League start as injury and form of his team-mates have restricted his involvement.

A Perth Glory spokesman has claimed that Owen has been touted to the A-League club - who earlier this season also claimed they wanted to sign David Beckham - but it seems any transfer was a long way off.

"Michael Owen's agent has enquired about Michael playing in the A-League," the club's spokesman told the West Australian newspaper.

"Perth Glory are interested but are yet to find out Michael's terms and conditions. Until these are known, Perth Glory will not enter any further negotiations."

Stoke travel to Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon as the sides battle for a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Owen tweeted: "Got some great memories from this competition. Not been handed the easiest of draws. Would love a good Cup run."

Perth Glory, who lost last year's A-League grand final, are looking to fill an international player position in their squad - which does not come under the A- League's salary cap - with former St Mirren striker Billy Mehmet joining Thai club Bangkok Glass.

Owen's former England team-mate Emile Heskey moved to the A-League at the start of the season after agreeing a one-year contract with the Newcastle Jets.

Heskey, who has scored seven goal in 14 games, was joined Down Under by legendary former Juventus striker Alessandro Del Piero after he agreed a two-year deal with Sydney FC.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ilarious, thanks for that. But if I may, I do suspect the reason of your partners' ire is not Tottenham, but most probably all the compusilve gambling :)

DannySmith
Backing Costa To Keep Banging 'Em In

T

wo police horses in a paddock. Horse 1: What's with the long face? Horse 2: I'm working St James Park this weekend.

hump3.
Pardew braced for protests

T

wo things. First, I can't stop reading your name as 'Dane Bowers'. Second, you used the words 'philosophy' and 'Redknapp' in the same sentence.

ajsr1982
Can United's Defence Handle Ulloa?

Footer 365

No concerns over Steven Gerrard, says Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers remains confident that Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard will continue to deliver at the highest level.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hails strength of Abou Diaby ahead of return

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hailed the strength of character in Abou Diaby following his latest injury comeback.

Premier League: Brendan Rodgers says Mario Balotelli is a 'good guy'

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he is enjoying working with Mario Balotelli.

Mail Box

Will Rodgers Finally Drop Gerrard?

The mailbox wants to know if Brendan Rodgers has the stones to drop Steven Gerrard. Plus, thoughts on Wayne Rooney's display, sitting down, and thanking United fans...

Clattenburg And Assistants Should Be Suspended

It's a Mailbox containing Manchester United fans taking defeat to Leicester pretty well, plus some long thoughts on Gerrard and Liverpool, plus Southampton congratulations...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property