Loftus Road boss keen on out of contract Old Trafford forward.
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According to reports Queens Park Rangers boss Mark Hughes is eyeing Manchester United striker Michael Owen.
Owen is now a free agent after being released by United and is under consideration at Rangers.
SOURCE: Click Manchester
Whilst it’s undeniable that offering Michael Owen a contract is something of a risk, unless it’s a ‘pay as you play’ type of deal, but Mark Hughes may well feel that there is life in the old dog after all. The 32 year old did manage a decent return of 17 goals in 52 appearances for Man United, of which 34 were coming off the bench, and his top-tier experience could well come in handy at the West London side.
This same source states that Stoke City could also be keen on the former Real Madrid & Liverpool man but one would wonder where the pint-sized striker would fit into Tony Pulis’s long ball routine.
Owen will be out of contract as of next week and would cost nothing to sign but would presumably command a fairly hefty pay packet. QPR chairman Tony Fernandes will however be keen to finance moves Mark Hughes would like to make in order to ensure top flight safety and may feel that offering Michael Owen a short-term contract is a risk worth taking.
After all QPR did offer injury prone midfielder Kieron Dyer a new contract despite the fact that the former England man manager just seven minutes of football last term before suffering a foot injury that kept him out of action for the entire season.