Everton legend Sharp backing move for ex-Man Utd striker Owen

Everton legend Graeme Sharp would welcome the arrival of released Manchester United striker Michael Owen.

Everton legend Graeme Sharp would welcome the arrival of released Manchester United striker Michael Owen.

Sharp reckons ex-Liverpool striker Owen could be the perfect back-up for the Toffees’ first-choice striker Nikica Jelavic.

“Up front is somewhere Everton need to look to strengthen,” he told talkSPORT. “If Jelavic got injured we would be really light up top for a goalscorer.

“That was the problem last year at the beginning of the season, we couldn’t score goals. Jelavic addressed that problem but we need back-up and that is why the name of Michael Owen has come up in conversations.”

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