'Die For The Cause' Stoke Should Forget Heartless Owen!

Last updated : 25 June 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor
Pulis admits he would love the chance to take the England striker to the Potteries ... but he could be in for a shock.

The 29-year-old will leave Newcastle at the end of the month when his contract expires, and the Toon fans cannot wait to see the back of a player who spent last season in neutral gear ... with his mind on the horse racing results.

Owen managed just 79 appearances during his four years on Tyneside but made 537 appearances at the races.

Pulis: "You never say never in football, so of course I would be interested in throwing my hat into the ring if it was ever viable.

"I'm not sure whether Michael would want to come here right now, but that situation could always change for him.
"He would be a great signing for this football club, and he can rest assured our fans would treat him as one of their own.

"I imagine there will be bigger clubs taking an interest in his availability for the moment, and I can't say I have received a copy of his dossier, but that doesn't mean he will end up signing for them necessarily.
"So it could be a deal that comes on to our radar in time and one we would be silly to turn our back on if we could get something sorted with his people.

"He has had his fitness problems and they have been well publicised.

"But if you have got a fit Michael Owen, then you have still got one hell of a player on your hands.

"You would have to hope that he came to you hungry to succeed and desperate to prove wrong all those critics lining up to have a go at him."