Transfer news

Inter closing in on Carew

February 26, 2013
By ESPN staff


Former West Ham striker John Carew is set to sign for Inter Milan until the end of the season.

Carew grabbed a late equaliser for West Ham against Crystal Palace.
GettyImagesJohn Carew has been without a club since last summer

Calcio News claim free agent Carew, 33, has touched down in Milan to sign a four-month contract worth around £300,000.

Inter are in need of striking cover with Diego Milito’s knee injury having ruled him out for the rest of the season.

Nerazzurri boss Andrea Stramaccioni sees former Norway international Carew, who has not played competitive football since being released by the Hammers last summer, as an ideal replacement.

Carew played for Roma in Serie A in the 2003-04 season, scoring six goals in 20 appearances. Gazzetta dello Sport reported him as saying: “I'm ready. I feel good, and I've worked with the team over the last two weeks.

“I've travelled around and been to the cinema a few times, but now I'm ready to give my all for Inter. I wasn't expecting the call - life is full of surprises.”