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Michael Owen Set to Snub Everton for Stoke City

Veteran striker set for Britannia Stadium move.

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STOKE are favourites to sign Michael Owen after he snubbed an offer from Everton.

The 32-year-old is currently without a club after being released by Manchester United earlier this summer.

Although he has played just ten games since January 2011, Potters boss Tony Pulis is ready to gamble on the striker’s fitness.

Stoke are looking for a new front-man after Ricardo Fuller left the club at the end of last season.

And it is thought Owen would prefer a move to the Britannia as it is barely 30 miles from the plush stables where he keeps his race horses.

SOURCE: Daily Star

Michael Owen will no doubt have been subject to a myriad of offers since being released by Man United and the veteran striker appears ready to join Stoke City despite the reported interest from Everton.

The former England international is of course well known for his injury concerns but when fully fit is still able to make an impact, as evidence by his record of 17 goals in 52 appearances for Man United, of which only 18 were first team starts. Tony Pulis may well feel the need to beef up his attacking options and maybe feels that Owen can provide an effective foil for Peter Crouch up front for the Potters.

Owen will no doubt be hoping to secure regular first team football at Stoke City and may feel that he has more chance of achieving that with the Britannia Stadium side than at Everton.

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