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Owen - Waste Of Money For Stoke!
Published : 22 Feb 2013 10:15:38
Stoke boss Tony Pulis is refusing to rule out offering former Newcastle striker Michael Owen a new deal at the Britannia Stadium ... despite him being a waste of money.
The 33-year-old, who signed in the summer, has yet to make a Premier League start for Stoke, making just half-a-dozen substitute appearances so far this term.
Tony Pulis: "We will review it at the end of the season with Dean Whitehead and three or four others.
"It will help his cause if he is in the team, of course it will. Michael wants to play. He wants to play every week.
"I haven't got a player in that dressing room that doesn't want to play. There is no-one in there happy to just sit and pick up the money.
"We needed to get Michael games, but over Christmas was difficult because there was so much going on.
"But once we got that out of the way we arranged two or three games, which he was part of.
"There is no clause in Owen's contract guaranteeing him a second season if he played a fixed amount of matches.
"No, he doesn't need to play a certain amount of games to win a contract.
"There is nothing like that in his deal. There are no strings attached to his contract."
Source: Newcastle United Mad