So it turns out that while everyone was laughing at Owen Hargreaves for putting all those videos of his workouts on YouTube, they actually served their purpose in getting at least one manager to see that he can move his body without snapping all of his ligaments. Granted, that manager is the one and only Sven-Goran Eriksson, who is currently beating the transfer market into submission for Championship side Leicester City, but still. It worked.
Says Sven (via the Telegraph), who gave Hargreaves his England debut in 2001:
"I saw his videos and if he wants to come here I will open the door and stand and wait for him in the door. He's been very unlucky in recent years but if he's close to what he was he is a fantastic player. I haven't spoken to him for a while, maybe I should. It's difficult to know what he wants to do."
A "Maybe I should speak to him" from a guy who is currently throwing money at players like water on human fireballs isn't exactly a fresh contract to keep the wages rolling in during Owen's next stint in rehab, but it shows he might be onto something.
Maybe if he steps his YouTube game up just a little bit higher and starts lip-syncing to Adele songs, he'll catch the eye of a manager who is actually in the Premier League instead of one who is just spending like he is.