A rumour has been sweeping twitter and fan sites all day now
As well as Vlaar at Villa Park yesterday it is rumoured that Simon Marsh, Owen’s agent was also there.
This was first rumoured by Tom yesterday afternoon. (LINK)
@paulf82 @astonvilla_view Vlaar is not on tunnel photo only stand photo! Michael owen on a pay as you play too!
I dont think he was the white shirt man we saw in the pictures yesterday though !!
I said earlier this summer that I would not mind Owen on a pay as you play deal. We do need another forward but maybe at this time we don’t have the cash or pulling power to get a quality forward. So for one season for a few games he makes sense and if we get better, more money comes in through Sky and other revenues we can go big next summer.
Look at the forwards now, we have two experienced ones, one of whom has been poor the last two seasons. Then we have two inexperienced players, one of whom has failed to make the breakthrough and not rated by many. If money is tight we do need a cheap option to cover (pay as you play is cheap) and willing to come, anyone else better ?
I know some may say Keane of course and he is an option but he may want to play more games than Owen is prepared to.
He has just tweeted THIS
Getting closer to finding a new club. Had a good deal of interest but just need to pick right! Can’t wait to get going again.
It is very difficult double guessing Lambert of course. It is impossible to guess who he may want or not. It is just for me as the reason stated this makes sense for a season.