Arsene Wenger is reported to be interested in Manchester United’s striker Michael Owen. The Englishman’s contract with Sir Alex Ferguson’s team is fast approaching the finish, and Wenger might snatch the former England star and bring him to Arsenal for a very small transfer fee, according to CaughtOffside.
If Michael Owen will make the move to London and play for Arsenal it will be the third “Big 4” team the striker would play for in his career.
Coming out of Liverpool’s youth academy, he debuted for the Merseyside club at only 17 years old and he was a stunning hit for them. He managed to get 118 goals in 216 games before making the move to Real Madrid in 2004.
In 2005 after 41 games and 18 goals for the Spanish giants, Newcastle announced the transfer of the star striker for a record breaking fee of £16.8 million, the highest ever in the club’s history.
Unfortunately that’s when things started going bad for the former English international. A string of terrible injuries kept him away from the pitch for a long while and Owen was never able to fully come back to him stunning performances.
He is now the best paid footballer in the Premier League if we take into consideration the minutes he managed to play so far for the club. He cashes in £35.000 per week and can only be seen in action in cup games.
Wenger still has a striker which he has yet to use at the Emirates. Park was transferred from Monaco in the summer, but didn’t yet make his debut for Arsenal. Michael Owen still has the skills to be a top striker, but the bad thing is that he seems complacent in the substitutes spot, although a transfer could help him make his comeback.