Stoke striker knocked back by Perth Glory.
Former England international Michael Owen’s fall from grace continued today with the news that Australian club Perth Glory have turned down a move for the Stoke forward, according to The Daily Mail.
The former Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester United and Newcastle player has struggled to make an impact at Stoke since joining in the summer and had been linked with a move to Australia in an attempt to revive his flailing career.
Were Owen to make the move, he would be following in the footsteps of his former England and Liverpool strike partner, Emile Heskey, who has enjoyed something of a renaissance following his summer move to Newcastle Jets.
The profile of the Australian league is on the increase after a summer which also saw former Italian and Juventus superstar, Alessandro Del Piero, join A-League side Sydney FC.
But Owen will now have to come to terms with the humiliating rejection of the Perth Glory manager, Ian Ferguson, who believes his club would be going in the wrong direction were they to take on his services.
It’s a fall from grace for a striker once considered to be amongst the deadliest marksmen in the world, recognised by his 2001 Ballon d’Or award.
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