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Villa & Lyon Swap Strikers

Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of striker John Carew from Lyon and the departure of Milan Baros in the opposite direction.

The 27-year-old Norwegian international has signed a 3 1/2 year deal.

Date of Birth: 05.09.1979
Height: 1.93m (6'1')
Played for: Valerenga, Rosenborg, Valencia, Roma (loan), Besiktas, Lyon (joining them in June 2005 scoring 10 goals in 40 appearances).

Gérard Houllier paid £5.1m to take him from Besiktas.

Carew has 14 goals in 57 appearances for Norway.

So Martin O'Neill has himself a big burley target man, be interesting to see who plays off him and how the Norwegian settles into the Premiership, certainly the sort who should be up for the battle!

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday January 22 2007
Time: 7:02PM

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I was happily surprised to realise he is still only 27! Seems like the guy has been around for years...good champs league experience and if MON can work his man management magic who knows maybe a goal scorer at villa!! (Shock Horror)
Jonny_B
22/01/2007 19:10:00
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Really happy, BUT does this count as a signing being a swap deal and all? Am i being greedy?
mackaavfc
22/01/2007 19:10:00
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Good trade. A big guy who is more fit than Sutton to supplement our speedy kids. Excellent.
gwyllum18
22/01/2007 19:15:00
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good signing but i'm a bit concerned about how many clubs he as been at ! MoN will sort him out
jaspervilla
22/01/2007 19:18:00
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This is great news. Keep em coming farty Marty
Christo
22/01/2007 19:19:00
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Excellent news the target man we have been crying out for.Loads of experience and at 27 is coming into the best years of his career (like Petrov)where he knows how to play to his strengths.Definitely need more to get the numbers up.One happy teddybear here.
OneloveVilla
22/01/2007 19:30:00
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Doh forgot..check this little collection out to wet the appetite...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPnlwxhJW2U
OneloveVilla
22/01/2007 19:32:00
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agree onelovevilla, this should be the player at his prime!
The Fear
22/01/2007 19:42:00
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YEEEEEESSSS!!! class is coming to villa and we shud be loving it ......imagine.....young whipping the ball in for the likes of JOHN CAREW and of course our home grown gabby!!! THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT THE FUTURE IS CLARET AND BLUE!
GABBY16
22/01/2007 20:04:00
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Our very own Norwegian Barry Ferguson. Did anyone see that rumor that we're selling Angel? And buying Edie Johnson???
505anthony
22/01/2007 20:13:00
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