Odemwingie and Jones swap deal

Stoke have announced the signing of Peter Odemwingie from Cardiff, with Kenwyne Jones moving in the opposite direction.

Last Updated: 28/01/14 at 14:57 Post Comment

Stoke have announced the signing of Peter Odemwingie from Cardiff, with fellow striker Kenwyne Jones moving in the opposite direction as part of a player-exchange deal.

Odemwingie has put pen to paper on an 18-month contract with the Staffordshire outfit and Potters manager Mark Hughes is hopeful of including him in his squad for Wednesday's Barclays Premier League encounter with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

Hughes told stokecityfc.com: "We're delighted to have signed Peter.

"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.

"He has a good goal-scoring record in the Premier League and will bring a different dimension to our attacking options.

"I've no doubts he will prove to be an excellent addition to our squad."

Cardiff also confirmed the exhange deal on their Twitter feed.

The Welsh side said Jones' move had been finalised, subject to Football Association clearance, and that he will be available for selection for the first time on Saturday when the Bluebirds host Norwich.

News about the two players swapping clubs emerged on Saturday when Stoke announced they had reached an agreement with Cardiff over the deal for the pair.

Jones had not been involved in either of the Potters' two games prior to that, with him having sent a text message to Hughes the night before the clash with Liverpool on January 12 to say he was unavailable for the fixture.

That resulted in the 29-year-old Trinidad and Tobago international being fined two weeks' wages and meant he was not considered for selection for the next match, against Crystal Palace.

Jones joined Stoke on a permanent deal in 2010, having previously spent a brief loan spell with them.

He has scored five times in 10 appearances for them this season, with all the goals coming in cup competitions.

Nigeria international Odemwingie only signed for Cardiff in September.

The 32-year-old has scored twice in 17 appearances for them since, with his last goal coming in October. He was previously with West Brom.


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