Everton In Advanced Talks to Sign Veteran Striker Michael Owen

Former Liverpool hero set to make Goodison Park move.

Michael Owen is in advanced talks with Everton and is close to joining his boyhood idols on a free transfer.

The former Liverpool and England striker, 32, who has also been courted of late by Stoke, must still pass a stringent medical but it suits his wishes to stay in the north-west.

The deal could go through on Monday, ironically on the night his last club Manchester United visit Goodison Park.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

Given that David Moyes has this summer brought in two forwards, Steven Naismith and Kevin Mirallas, and saw Nikica Jelavic take to life in the Premier League like a duck to water following his move from Rangers in January, a move for Michael Owen looks mighty odd.

The veteran striker is of course a boyhood Everton fan and for the most part that is why most people expected speculation about a move to Goodison Park to be without basis but perhaps the injury prone marksman is seen as a useful back-up option by the Toffees.

However unless any deal to sign Owen is based on a ‘pay as you play’ deal the Merseyside club stands to have to fork out pretty huge sums to cover the former Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United and Man United striker’s salary, which is sure to be as high, if not higher, than any player in the Everton squad.

If fully fit Michael Owen can still do a good job and could be of use to David Moyes but that’s a pretty huge IF given the amount of time the former England international has spent on the sidelines in recent years.

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