Nomadic Osaze Joins Stoke

Cardiff forward Nigeria’s Peter Osaze Odemwingie has joined Stoke in a swap deal that has seen Potters striker Kenwyne Jones sign for the Welsh club.
The nomadic Nigeria international Osaze, 32, struggled at Cardiff since joining in the summer from West Brom, and was out of favour under new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. This is Osaze’s third club in the EPL, having played for West Brom before joining Cardiff recently.
Jones, 29, was frozen out at Stoke after refusing to play against Liverpool. City manager Mark Hughes said: “We’re delighted to have signed Peter”.
He added: “Things haven’t perhaps gone as well for him at Cardiff as he would have hoped and he’s really keen to start afresh with us”.
Osaze has signed an 18-month deal with the club, but the length of Jones’s Cardiff contract has not been disclosed.
Announcing the move on their website, Cardiff City said: “Kenwyne Jones’ move from Stoke City to the club has today been finalised, subject to Football Association clearance. The striker will be available for selection for the first time this Saturday in the Barclays Premier League home game against Norwich City”.
Osaze, who scored just two goals in 17 matches for Cardiff following his £2m switch from West Brom, could feature for his new side in Wednesday’s Premier League game against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
Trinidad and Tobago international Jones became the Potters’ record signing when he joined them in August 2010 from Sunderland for £8m and went on to score 26 goals in 115 appearances.
-Source: bbc.


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