Michael Owen names the one player he’d have to sign if he were a manager

Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen has revealed that Barcelona star Luis Suarez would be the one player he would look to sign if he ever became a manager.

The 29-year-old has gotten off to a blistering start since signing for the Catalans from the Liverpool in 2014, scoring 63 goals in 71 appearances in all competitions, and has recently been shortlisted for the Ballon d’Or, alongside teammates Lionel Messi and Neymar.

And speaking to France Football, via Mundo Deportivo, the former Ballon d’Or winner Owen insisted that in his dream team, Suarez would undoubtedly be the first name on the team sheet.

“Suarez is fabulous,” Owen said.

“If I were a manager and could sign someone to be my centre-forward, Suarez would always be the first name on my list.

“He has absolutely all the qualities required for that position and there is no one in the football market that overcomes him as a centre-forward.”

The former Real Madrid striker also suggested that Suarez is worthy enough to pick up the prestigious footballing award that has been dominated by teammate Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in recent years, suggesting he is the best in the world right now.

“I like all kinds of players, but especially the forward and he has it all,” continued Owen.

“He’s the best in the world in his position and a player who deserves any award.”

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