The Premier League has approved Michael Owen's move to Stoke City.
The midfielder will join the club on a one-year deal, officially becoming manager Tony Pulis' seventh signing of the summer.
Owen had become a free agent after three seasons at Manchester United.
– Michael Owen via his Twitter page
"I'm particularly excited at the prospect of working under Tony Pulis. He has assembled a great squad that I look forward to joining. I'm now looking forward to contributing as much as possible to the club and can't wait to play in front of a great set of supporters.
The former England forward made his name as one of the Premier League's sharpest finishers at Liverpool, where he scored 118 League goals. He has also played for Real Madrid, Newcastle and Manchester United.
Owen had been linked with a return to Anfield. However, he now joins Jamie Ness, Geoff Cameron, Michael Kightly, Maurice Edu, Charlie Adam and Steven N'Zonzi as Pulis' summer signings at Stoke.