Stoke striker Owen determined for career not to end with whimper
The frontman is confident he still has plenty to offer and made reference this morning to his desire to finish his playing days on a "real high".
He said: "There were a couple of Premier League teams that showed interest, but this is a team on the up, I know the manager and a few of the players and it meant I didn't have to move my family as well.
"There were loads of things that ticked the boxes and I'm sure I've made the right decision.
"I want to perform and I want to finish my career on a real high. I'm still only 32 and I still feel as if I have a lot left in me.
"I've always scored goals no matter what team I have been in, so as long as I can stay fit and healthy, then I'm sure I can do that here at Stoke."