Former Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle and Man United striker Michael Owen has said that Bournemouth's new addition Jermain Defoe is the last in-demand striker that has similarities with him, and wishes he had gone to his former club Newcastle United, who are struggling for striking options since their promotion to the Premier League.

The BT Sport pundit said that football clubs nowadays seem to prefer tall players that are powerful and versatile these days as opposed to strikers that have a similar playing style as him.

Michael Owen pleasantly surprised by Everton’s Jordan Pickford move

Former Liverpool legend Michael Owen took to twitter to give his verdict after Everton agreed on a £30m sum with Sunderland for the services of young goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

The uncapped Englishman will become the Toffees’ record signing surpassing the £28m spent to bring Romelu Lukaku to Goodison three seasons ago. While Pickford has managed to earn admirers through his impressive performances last season, Owen still thinks the Toffees may have spent a little more on the shot-stopper as they look to make meaningful business for the summer, he wrote on Twitter: “Didn't expect Jordan Pickford to command such a high fee but there's no doubt he's a huge talent. Expect Everton's spending to continue.”

Michael Owen Expects Arsenal to Secure a Win over Sunderland

Michael Owen is quite confident that Arsenal will be able to keep on fighting for the top four places going into the final day of the season.

In order to do so, the gunners will have to take all three points in the home game against Sunderland. Even though the Black Cats have already been relegated, there is a fear that the lack of pressure on David Moyes’ team could help them make a difference in the race for the top four. The possibility of Arsenal finishing in the top four is beyond their hands after Liverpool’s 4-0 win over West Ham during the weekend.

Michael Owen doubts if Manchester United really needs Antoine Griezmann

For the past few weeks, there have been talks and rumors being spread around involving Antoine Griezmann with a possible summer transfer to the English Premier League club Manchester United.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the current top goal-scorer of Manchester United but his contract expires at the end of the season and if they are not able to clinch a UEFA Champions League spot for the upcoming year then Ibrahimovic won’t be truly motivated to extend his contract for another year in Old Trafford.


Pundit Michael Owen is backing Manchester United star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be the difference when the Red Devils play the Toffees in the Premier League.

The former Swede served his three match suspension following his display in the game against Bournemouth. The former PSG striker is expected to return to the line-up ahead of the game.

Michael Owen Backs Liverpool for a Win against Arsenal

Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen says that he expects the Jurgen Klopp’s team to beat Arsenal this weekend.

The game between Liverpool and Arsenal is the highlight of this weekend with Arsenal making the trip to Anfield looking to revive their form. The gunners have suffered two defeats in the last three games, and their top four hopes has been hanging in the balance. Liverpool have also been experiencing troubled form in 2017 with the team only managing a solitary victory so far in this calendar year. This victory came against Tottenham are few weeks ago and it once again reiterated their strength when it comes to the top games.

Manchester United Need to Improve Quickly, Says Michael Owen

Michael Owen says that Manchester United need to improve their league form drastically if they are to start challenging for the top four place at the very least.

United have fallen out of the top four after a brilliant start to the campaign with four wins in the first four games. Things were rosy in José Mourinho’s start, but they have gone totally awry in the last few months. Just two victories in the league since September is not good enough for a team with top four aspirations let alone finishing as the champions.


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