Stoke favourites for Michael Owen signing
With Michael Owen having been officially released by Manchester United, speculation is rife as to which club the striker will join next.
Premier League Stoke City are considered by bookmakers to be the 32-year-old’s most likely destination, with the Potters offered at a best price of evens to sign the former Liverpool man, according to odds comparison website Oddschecker.
Next in the betting come the club from the blue half of Merseyside, with David Moyes’ Everton available at a best price of 8/1 to be Owen’s next port of call, ahead of newly-promoted Southampton at 12/1.
Also priced at 12/1 is the confirmation that, rather than seeking a new club, Owen is actually retiring from football, with the odds on offer referring to him having left the game by the first day of the 2012/13 season.
Odds of 14/1 are offered on Owen leaving these shores and following in the footsteps of fellow frontmen Thierry Henry and Robbie Keane by moving to an MLS side.