Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen has signed for Stoke on a one-year deal, the club have confirmed.

Owen is Stoke's seventh signing for the summer, and although it takes place after the transfer window closed, the England international is a free agent and can therefore sign after deadline day comes to a close.

Liverpool and Everton were believed to be considering moves for the 32-year-old, but Stoke announced the capture on their website on 4 September.

"Stoke City have today won the race to sign England international striker Michael Owen on a free transfer, subject to Premier League Board approval," the statement from the club read.

Michael Owen
Michael Owen finally has a football club, with the former Manchester United star heading to Stoke. Reuters

"One of England's most decorated players, Owen boasts an impeccable scoring record at international level, wracking up 40 goals from his 89 caps, including a memorable hat-trick against Germany in a 5-1 victory just over a decade ago.

"He arrives in the Potteries on the back of a three-year stay at Old Trafford, whereby despite his well-documented injury problems, he still managed to score 17 goals in 52 appearances - including three in four games last season."

Charlie Adam immediately welcomed the star to his new side on Twitter, writing: "Great news that @themichaelowen has signed for stoke."