I was just thinking today about the possibility of Rafa making a move for Michael Owen this summer. Newcastle got relegated and will be playing in the Championship next season and I suspect quite a number of their players will want to leave and continue to play Premiership football. I went through the Newcastle squad to see if there are any players from there that we could sign. The only name I could think of was Owen.
Now we all know how Owen has never recaptured the form he had since he left Anfield and it is largely due to all his injuries. And with him being 29 years old, he may not have too many years of top football left in him. His next move from Newcastle will probably be his last big career move. I would not mind seeing Rafa take a gamble and bring Owen back to Liverpool. The question is, “Would Rafa really want him?” I am sure if Rafa really wanted Owen he would have secured him by now considering that he would not have to pay a cent for him as he is a free agent this summer with his contract at Newcastle having expired.
It is no secret that we need fire power upfront for next season. Owen may not be the answer to our goal scoring problems but he will give us cover upfront when Torres and Gerrard are not fit. I would much rather have Owen coming off the bench than Ngog or Babel. Owen is after all a home grown lad who had an amazing time at Liverpool. Maybe if he wears the famous red shirt again he may rediscover the form that led him to score 118 goals for us. Rafa gave Fowler a second chance, surely he can give Owen another chance?
What do you think? Do you think signing Owen would be a good idea?