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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

FOOTBALL : Michael Owen transfer to Stoke City approved

The Premier League has ratified Michael Owen's move to Stoke City.

Michael Owen, who has played for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Newcastle United, and England, as was realeased at the end of last season agreed a one-year deal with Stoke City on Tuesday.

But Stoke required the Premier League's approval to include the 32 year old striker in their 25-man squad for the current season.

Following Wednesday's announcement, Owen wrote on Twitter: "It's official! Deal done. I'm a Stoke player. Can't wait to get going."

Owen has won 89 caps and scored 40 goals for his country, although he has not played internationally since 2008.

He spent the last three seasons at Manchester United but played in only 52 games, netting 17 times. He made just four club appearances last season.

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