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Is Twitter & Noted Football Enthusiast Michael Owen In Sunderland's Sights?

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Is Michael Owen on his way to Sunderland, Stoke or Dundee? Read on and find out our thoughts.
Is Michael Owen on his way to Sunderland, Stoke or Dundee? Read on and find out our thoughts.

Many newspaper and online news outlets this weekend have linked Sunderland with a move for out of contract former Manchester United striker Michael Owen, as the ex-England international still find himself without a club having been released by the Red Devils at the end of last season.

In his infinite boredom the striker has taken to Twitter to continually announce that he might be moving somewhere soon, however as anyone who has been following his movements on there, it looks as though his next movement will be driving to Dundee in his bare feet while gorging on Toblerone.

We jest. Sort of. It's actually a little bit worrying.

There is room in the squad for a player like Owen, as we've the slots available to add a free agent to the mix. Do we need him?

Well he'd be a slight upgrade over the likes of Ryan Noble and Ji Dong-Won, and he could teach a thing or two to the pair along with Connor Wickham. It could be argued though we now have the veteran presence in Louis Saha who can do just as good a job and has been around enough houses to be able to teach.

Would he ever push Steven Fletcher or Louis Saha out of the side? Not really, he'd be scrapping with Fraizer Campbell for game time. The addition of another striker to the mix may also hinder as much as help the progress of our younger strikers.

The forerunners for Owen would seem to be Stoke City. This move would work out much better for him, let's be honest here. They've been linked with him for longer, and he won't have to helicopter into training every day. They could also use a striker to feed on the knockdowns of Peter Crouch and the like.

A move for Owen? Prior to Saha I'd have been tempted, but not now. The Potters are welcome to him.