The manager of Stoke City, Tony Pulis, has said that he wants Michael Owen to be with his team till the end of the ongoing season.
Owen had joined Stoke City in September last year after the competition of his contract with Manchester United, but, he hasn’t spent much time on the field so far. He has featured for the Potters in only four matches in the ongoing season and he has not been able to score any goal for Stoke so far.
According to a few reports, the Australian A League club, Perth Glory is looking to sign Owen and the English striker is also interested in joining that club. But, Pulis has completely dismissed those reports and has made it clear that his club will not put Owen on sale during the mid season transfer window.
When asked about Owen being linked to Perth Glory, Pulis said, “I have no idea where these kinds of reports come from. I recently read somewhere that Danny Welbeck has been put on sale by Manchester United. You ask Sir Alex Ferguson about his thoughts on that. The rumours will always be there. As a manager, you got to deal with that.”
“Owen’s contract with us is for the whole of this season. He hasn’t told us that he wants to leave. We are not interested in putting him on sale. It means that he is going to be with us till the end of the ongoing season.”
“If a player is not getting that many playing opportunities, it doesn’t mean that he is not in the future plans of the manager. Owen is an experienced player and he is going to play a vital role for us in the second half of the season.”