Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 April 2014

Stoke snap up Aston Villa striker in loan deal

Stoke have signed Aston Villa striker John Carew on loan until the end of the season.

The Potters made their move for the 31-year-old, who is out of contract in the summer, after Darren Bent's £24million arrival at Villa Park pushed the Norway star down the pecking order. The deal was completed in time for Carew to be included for today’s trip to Fulham.

Stoke have accepted a £3m offer from Bent’s former club Sunderland for Ricardo Fuller.