Michael Owen has joined Stoke City on a one year contract.
This ends speculation he would rejoin old club on Merseyside, Joke City.
Owen was persuaded to join after a 30 minute conversation with life-long Stoke City fan and comedian Nick Hancock.
Stoke fans said it was the best ever episode of 'Hancock's Half Hour'
The deal was finally completed three days after the Transfer Window closed. When asked by journalists for a comment,
Hancock, former presenter of a BBC sport & comedy panel show replied "They Think Its All Over - IT IS NOW"
Adding to his tally of 89 caps and 40 goals for England may be out a hope too far for the 32 year old Owen, who last started a Premier League match two years ago.
He may have to settle for playing at the Britannia...