When former Manchester United hero Dwight Yorke was first mentioned as a possible Sydney FC marquee signing in the brand new A-League six years ago it was met with disbelief by a cynical Australian public – but it came to pass. The same reaction was again shown when former Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler was approached to sign for North Queensland Fury four years later and Fowler is still playing in Australia with Perth Glory. There is now a strong move by the Newcastle Jets to sign United’s Michael Owen for next season – with a thoroughbred racehorse as part of a deal.
Australians are renowned the world over for their wicked sense of humor and even though Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has only been in the country for less than two years he seems to have developed a taste for it. Fowler claims that he has spoken to Wayne Rooney about the possibility of making a shock move to join him in the A-League and reckons the want away Manchester United star is “very, very interested” in the prospect of playing with him at Perth Glory.