Michael Owen Names His Pick For The Premier League Golden Boot
Michael Owen has picked his choice for the Premier League Golden Boot award, and it may come as a surprise for fans.
The BT Sport pundit was interviewed by the Premier League's official website and provided his views on a number of topics such as the race for top four, the surprise package, the young player to watch and new signings.
But he was also quizzed on who he thinks will scoop the Golden Boot gong by the time the 2017/18 campaign is done and dusted.
Owen, a Ballon d'Or winner in 2001, did not even mention Spurs striker Harry Kane, who has been the top dog in terms of goals in the top flight for the past two seasons on the trot, while he also didn't mention Romelu Lukaku despite picking the Belgian as the signing he is most excited about.
Instead, Owen opted for Premier League new boy Alexandre Lacazette. Arsenal's club-record signing scored 28 goals in Ligue One, second only to PSG's Edinson Cavani, last season, and Owen believes he will carry that form into the top tier of English football.
"Alexandre Lacazette is a proven goalscorer," he said.
"He had the highest chance conversion rate in Europe's top five leagues last season and Arsenal create plenty of chances, so he should get plenty of opportunities."
Should Lacazette struggle in his first season at Arsenal, one can expect that very same quote from Owen to pop up at various points in the campaign.
Poor Michael always feels the wrath of fans for his opinions on football - the latest being his comments on Neymar's world-record transfer to PSG.
Taking to Twitter earlier today, the 2001 Ballon d'Or winner was basically trying to say that although the money forked out is crazy, and it will see the market continue to become even crazier, Neymar is "probably" worthy of his £198 million fee in the sense that he's in the prime of his career and his global appeal is monumental.
Yet literally nobody on Twitter was having the BT Sport pundit's take on the transfer and promptly let him know:
What do you make of Owen's comments on Lacazette, and also on Neymar's transfer?
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