By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Club Reporter
Former Newcastle United striker Michael Owen has joined Stoke City, having received Premier League approval on Wednesday afternoon.
The 32-year-old was a free agent, having been released by Manchester United in the summer, and put pen to paper on a one-year deal at the Britannia Stadium on Tuesday, with the move being ratified 24 hours later.
Owen spent four seasons on Tyneside between 2005 and 2009, making 79 appearances for the Magpies and scoring 30 goals.
The England international's high points at the Club were netting a perfect hat-trick away at West Ham in December 2005, and scoring both goals in a Tyne-Wear derby home victory over Sunderland in April 2008.
Before his time at Newcastle, Owen had started his career at Liverpool before switching to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
United travel to Stoke City on Tuesday, 27th November, where Owen could come up against his former side.