Graeme Sharp 'unsure' over Michael Owen Everton welcome

Sharp 'unsure' over Owen Everton welcome
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Graeme Sharp says that not all Everton fans would welcome the arrival of Michael Owen to the club.

Former Everton striker Graeme Sharp has admitted that he doesn't know if the club's fans would welcome the arrival of Michael Owen.

The former England striker is currently a free agent after being released by Manchester United at the end of last season and is on the lookout for a new club.

The 32-year-old had the best spell of his career as a Liverpool player, which Sharp admits could result in a frosty welcome from some supporters.

"I'm not too sure how the fans would feel about Owen," Sharp told talkSPORT. "There's a bit of discontent [at the prospect of signing him].

"We need to strengthen the squad. The top 14 [players] are a match for anybody, but underneath that if they get injuries they might be struggling.

"Owen's name keeps coming up, but he hasn't done a pre-season so he would probably be four or five weeks behind everyone else."

Everton beat Owen's former employers Manchester United 1-0 on Monday.

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