White Hart Lane and Loftus Road sides pursue Old Trafford man who is also being courted by MLS big boys.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is reportedly considering making an offer for Man United striker Michael Owen. The former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Newcastle United man is believed to be ready to consider a move away from Old Trafford in order to pursue regular first team football and could be tempted into a move to the capital where newly promoted QPR are also said to be plotting a bid for the 31 year old.
White Hart Lane boss Redknapp has seen two of last season’s striking quartet, Peter Crouch and Robbie Keane, leave for Stoke City and LA Galaxy respectively and now the North London boss is looking to beef up his attacking options to add to his loan capture of Emmanuel Adebayor.
Roman Pavlyuchenko has failed to impress thus far this season but England international Jermain Defoe has struck three goals in four Premier League appearances but Redknapp feels he needs further support to help the club break back into the top four as well as mounting concerted campaigns to win a cup trophy this season.
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes is also keeping a close eye on the experienced striker and could make a move to bring the high profile signing to Loftus Road having helped to land Joey Barton, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Anton Ferdinand, among others, during the summer transfer window.
Neil Warnock could well do with an injection of firepower having seen his West London side net just four goals in five games and the signing of Owen could be just the kind of deal that could help secure the Super Hoops presence in the English top tier and therefore his high wage demands would be well worth forking out for, not least as any fee to be paid to Man United is likely to be nominal given that the former England international’s contract comes to an end next summer.
MLS side New York Red Bulls as the third club ready to make inquiries about the Man United man and a move to the States may appeal to Michael Owen as a potential new challenge and one that could be very lucrative for the striker.
Sir Alex Ferguson may well be willing to allow Owen to leave given the emergence of Danny Welbeck on the scene and the flourishing partnership of Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney up front.