The Stoke city manager Tony Pulis has said that he is very much looking forward to completing the much anticipated deal that could bring the former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen to the Britannia stadium. Michael Owen is currently available on a free transfer after being released by Manchester United at the end of last season. The 32-year-old may not have the best fitness record in the world, but he is a player who will be capable of scoring goals according to the Stoke city manager Tony Pulis. As a result, he is keen for the club to complete the deal prior to the end of the transfer window and the international break.

Despite not having made a lot of appearances for Manchester United, Michael Owen still has an excellent record for the Old Trafford club by scoring a goal every three games. This is extremely impressive considering that Michael Owen was largely used as a substitute player by the manager Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford. However, the Stoke city manager Tony Pulis has hinted that he is unlikely to use Michael Owen as a substitute player due to the enormous quality that he can provide from the start.

“I would love to sign Michael. If we can do it, we will do it, and do it on the basis that we did with Jonathan Woodgate and players like that. If he’s in the team he will get paid, and if he isn’t he won’t get paid so much,” said the Stoke city manager Tony Pulis in a recent interview given to the Sentinel. Stoke city are without a win this season and the arrival of Michael Owen is much needed because they will be facing the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester city in the next five matches.