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BAGGIES MAKE MOVE FOR CAREW
Friday 9th July 2004

Premiership new-boys West Bromwich Albion are believed to be on the verge of sealing a shock deal for Norwegian striker John Carew.
The Baggies are looking to bolster their squad substantially as they look to make a second assault on The Premiership.

The 25-year-old spent last season on loan at Serie A giants Roma bagging six goals.

He has now returned to Valencia - the club he joined from Rosenborg in 2000 - but he looks very much surplus to requirements at Mestalla.

New coach Claudio Ranieri has recently signed Lazio star Bernardo Corradi, and he joins a striking stable that already boasts Mista, Juan Sanchez, Miguel Angel Angulo, Salva and Ricardo Oliveira.

Sources in Spain are now suggesting that West Brom have agreed a ?4 million (Ł2.6 million) fee with the Spanish champions.

The Baggies are also willing to offer Carew ?1.6 million-a-year, for three seasons - although the Scandinavian hit-man does have other options.

When asked about West Brom, his agent Per A Flod would only say: "John is considering a number of options."

Paris Saint Germain are also thought to be interested, but the lure of The Premiership could be enough for West Brom to clinch his signature.

West Brom manager Gary Megson is a known admirer of Carew - as he attempted to sign him in 2002, the last time his guided his side into the top flight.

He failed to convince Carew at that juncture that The Hawthorns was the right move for him, but the player now looks to have changed his mind of the virtues of a move to West Brom.

Meanwhile, West Brom are understood to be closing in on Middlesbrough midfielder Jonathan Greening.

Megson made an approach earlier this month and now it is believed that a fee of close to Ł2 million has been agreed.

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Carew has the potential to do very well in the Premiership, definitely a big coup for WBA.
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Carew and Greening... this time Megson decided to go down spending it seems...
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Yeah its not just the transfer fees its also paying the right amount of money too

Carew and Earnshaw are now the two strikers he is trying to bring in.

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What I'm saying is that both Carew and Greening are crap, and it would not help you. Furthermore, if you go down, you'd have to get rid of them and end up with a naked roster... Last time you were in the PL, you didn't buy big and that enabled you to bounce back.

It would be really silly seeing someone like Hulse or Koumas make way for these guys.
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I think Carew showed last season that he's not crap, average maybe, but trying to fight Totti and Cassano for a starting position would prove a task for any player. He's no great player but i certainly wouldn't write him off.
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Yeah never write a player off till he plays how the manager wants him to play in his team. We play odd football and TBH I think he would fit right in with our style of play. Unfortunately for us Koumas is not on the best of terms with Megson, as he stops out drinking with a few other players and questions the managers decisons. That is a definite no-no with Megson.

Hulse was on fire at the start of last season (see other thread for his explanation about why his performances dropped off), but finished really bad, if we swapped Hulse for Earnshaw I'd be over the moon.

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Well boys i'd hate to burst your bubble,,, but it seems carew has signed a 4 year contract with turkish club besiktas..
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yes i just heard this on tv also and on several websites

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Carew is off to Turkey then.

That's extremelly funny. When a crap player from a big club is on the market, you can always count on him ending up either in Turkish or average English clubs.

Poor Besiktas.
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Besiktas have reached agreement with Valencia to sign the Spanish club's
giant striker John Carew.
The Norwegian targetman's future had been up in the air since he returned
from a season-long loan at Roma. Valencia had let him move to Italy last summer
when Rafael Benitez decided that the striker would not figure in his plans,
and the club's new coach Claudio Ranieri thought likewise.
Details of the deal have not been revealed by either club, but they should
become clear when the Turkish club parade their 24-year-old new acquisition on
Tuesday afternoon. Reports say that 6ft 5in Carew has been handed a
three-year contract, but the fee remains undisclosed.
The new Besiktas coach Vicente del Bosque will know Carew's ability well from
his days in Spanish football. Del Bosque was at the helm at Real Madrid for
almost four years, until he was sacked at the end of the 2002/03 season - the
day after his team had been crowned Spanish champions.
Carew joined Valencia from Rosenborg in 2000, having shone for the Norwegians
in the Champions League, and scored 11 league goals in his debut Primera
Liga season. A barren 2001/02 campaign followed, before Carew notched eight
times in the following season's Primera Liga.
Brilliant in the air, and often surprisingly sharp on the ground, Carew has
not yet fulfilled his potential and he only showed Roma what he can do in fits
and starts.
He netted six Serie A goals last season in 20 appearances, 10 of which were
starts and 10 as substitute, but failed to land a permanent move.
He was reported to be interesting Premiership newcomers West Brom, but Carew
has jumped at the chance to move to Turkey.
Besiktas finished third in the Turkish Super Lig last season, a disappointing
outcome after they had romped to the 2002/03 title.

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West Brom watch Carew

John Carew could be heading to newly promoted Premiership side West Brom, according to Valencia president Jamie Orti. "There is a definite interest and it looks like it could happen soon." A Ł2m fee has been tabled for the striker who spent last season on loan at Roma.

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West Brom watch Carew

John Carew could be heading to newly promoted Premiership side West Brom, according to Valencia president Jamie Orti. "There is a definite interest and it looks like it could happen soon." A Ł2m fee has been tabled for the striker who spent last season on loan at Roma.

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channel4 seems to be quite slow. Carew has signed with Besiktas 2 days ago.




Carew on board for Besiktas
Tuesday, 13 July 2004
Besiktas JK have signed Valencia CF's Norwegian international striker John Carew on a three-year deal with an option for a further year.

Del Bosque 'delighted'
The Besiktas vice-president, Kivanç Oktay, confirmed today that the Istanbul club have paid €3.5m for the services of the player, who will earn €1.6m per year. Besiktas's Spanish coach, Vicente del Bosque, knows Carew well from his time in the Primera División and was delighted to have signed him ahead of "some other important European sides".

Signing contract
Valencia spokesman Manuel Llorente said that French club Paris Saint-Germain FC and West Bromwich Albion FC, the newly promoted English Premiership side, had also made bids for the 24-year-old, "but he told us he wanted to join Besiktas". Carew, who has played 38 times for his country, will sign his contract at a news conference tomorrow, after which he will fly to his new team's summer camp in Austria.

Transfer to Valencia
Carew first attracted attention with his performances for Valerenga IF in the 1998/99 season when he scored eleven goals in 24 matches. He moved on to Rosenborg BK where his 15 goals in 20 appearances earned him a €7m transfer to Valencia in 2000.

Loan move
Carew spent three seasons with Valencia, where he scored 20 goals in 84 appearances in all competitions. He was part of the team that lost the UEFA Champions League final to FC Bayern München in 2001 but spent last season on loan at AS Roma, where he scored seven goals in 26 matches. He leaves the Mestalla 12 months before his contract was due to expire.


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