Stoke City’s new signing, Michael Owen, has been unveiled in front of Stoke City’s team of physiotherapists as he bids to secure a regular place on their treatment table.
Owen, who left Man United in May, revealed he was keen to play a key part in Stoke City’s injury list.
“I’m really looking forward to working with Stoke’s Medical staff,” he said
“I can’t wait to not be fit enough to get started.”
When asked what Stoke City fans can expect from him, the former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker revealed that he was fully committed to being unable to show them what he can do.
“Stoke have a great set of fans and a great stadium,” he enthused.
“I’m sure I’ll become closely acquainted with both of them as I spend most of my time sat in the stands”
Michael Owen signs for Stoke
Stoke’s manager, Tony Pulis, revealed that the signing of Owen will provide him with extra options.
“Not having Michael available for selection will definitely give me something extra in post-match interviews,” he said.
“Bemoaning my lack of options up front due to injuries will be essential to my success this season.”
Stoke have revealed that official photographs confirming the signing of Owen could be put on hold for up to three months after he dislocated his shoulder trying to lift a club scarf above his head.
The club’s Head Physio, Dave Watson, said: “We hope that Michael will be able to resume light scarf lifting by the end of November.”
“If all goes to plan he could be able to fully lift the scarf above his head by the New Year.”
“It’ll be like a new signing.”