West Brom eye up out-of-favour Villa striker Carew
According to reports in The Daily Mail West Brom manager Roberto Di Matteo is eyeing up for Norwegian centre-forward John Carew, whose contract expires at Villa Park in the summer.
Following the loss of previous target Federico Macheda to Sampdoria, Di Matteo has been looking for an available striker who can help ease the pressure on Peter Odemwingie and believes that the 31 year old is the ideal striker to do so.
West Brom have only managed to score 3 goals in the last 5 league games and seen their early season form plummet and left the team teetering close to the relegation places.
The former Valencia and Roma man, who has fallen from grace with current club Aston Villa following a public spat with manager Gerard Houllier, was Villa’s top scorer in the three consecutive seasons previous to this but has yet to hit the net in the league this term and has seen his place in the starting XI go to Emile Heskey.