Michael Owen, free agent and once of Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United and Manchester United, appeared on Sky Sports' Goals on Sunday sofa at the weekend where he outlined his "ideal" Premier League club. Here's what he said:
“I’m wanting to play and eager to start again,” he said.
“I just wish the fans on my Twitter account were running the clubs, then I’d sign for anyone I wanted!
“I want to play in the best possible team. If it was local to my house, excellent. I want to play more often, but that’s not written in the contract.
“I don’t really want to play in the Championship, I know I can still play in the Premier League and can still score goals.
“Obviously the question mark for any potential buyers is injuries but I just need a good run of games and I just didn’t have that at Manchester United. I need to regularly train and play.
“There’s been interest from all corners of the Earth, every nation you can think of – Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey.
“My ideal is the Premier League, I want to play in the Premier League - then it’s whoever’s the best team, then things like location, the deal, different things will play a part.”
Accusations Owen is more passionate about horse racing have escalated since his speech to Chris Kamara and Ben Shephard, although he appears close to a move to Everton.
The Guardian's football correspondent Daniel Taylor wrote at the weekend that the 32-year-old's advisors have admitted he needs to continue earning from football "because he needs money for his horse racing empire at Manor House Stables".
Injury-prone, the wrong side of 30 and with questionable motives, as Owen sat out the opening day of the season, does anyone want to sign the only English Ballon d'Or winner since 2001?