Crouch said he's delighted that Owen is at City.
He said: "I didn't speak to him before he signed, but I know he spoke to Jonathan Woodgate.
"We were always confident he would come here and thankfully he has. He will have a big part to play this season.
"He is looking very sharp in training. A top-class player like Michael Owen, when he is fit, is up there with some of the top players the Premier League has ever had."