Tony Pulis looks set to bring giant Norwegian to the Britannia Stadium.
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Aston Villa striker John Carew looks set to join fellow Premier League side Stoke City, after the Norwegian passed a medical at the Potteries outfit. The arrival of new striker Darren Bent looks to have paved the way for Carew’s departure from Villa Park and Stoke have moved quickly to bolster their forward line ahead of the Premiership run-in.
Carew is out of contract at the end of the season and despite the interest of West Brom manager Roberto di Matteo, it seems Stoke boss Tony Pulis is in the hotseat to sign the 31 year old on a loan deal until the end of the current season.
Since his 2007 move to Villa Park from French colossus Lyon, Carew has scored 35 goals in 113 appearances for Villa and holds a whole host of Champions League and international experience, representing his country Norway 86 times.
Stoke assistant manager David Kemp said: ‘He is a quality player and we would be interested in a player of that ilk. He is a very experienced, top-level Premier League striker and he would bring much to the team so we would like to sign him.’
If the proposed move goes ahead, Stoke manager Tony Pulis will then have five strikers pushing for the starting spot at the Britannia including two goal hero from the FA Cup victory Jonathan Walters and the similar type player to Carew in Kenywne Jones.
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