Odemwingie Completes Stoke City Switch.

Nigeria international Peter Odemwingie has joined Stoke City in a agreement that will have the Potters inherit the remainder of his two-year contract with Cardiff City and, also sees striker Kenwyne Jones move to the Welsh outfit.

Odemwingie is believed to be out of favour under new Bluebirds boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer- who has opted for Jones- having struggled with the club during his five-month spell.

The Trinidad and Tobago striker, on his part, has had a turbulent few weeks at the Britannia after refusing to play against Liverpool.

Osaze Odemwingie Joins Stoke City.
Osaze Odemwingie Joins Stoke City.

The 32-year-old Olympic silver medalist has agreed an 18-month deal with Mark Hughes’ side, but Cardiff have not announced the duration of Jones’ contract.

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“We are delighted to have signed Peter,” Hughes said.

Meanwhile Odemwingie will have to wait to see if he can make his debut for Stoke against Sunderland on Wednesday night, but Cardiff announced that Jones, 29, will be available for selection on Saturday against Norwich.

The Nigerian may not be registered in time to play on Wednesday night, however the club insists he remain in contention.

The striker heaped praises on manager Hughes, stressing his best is yet to come.

“I have watched many clips of him [Mark Hughes] as a player and I know there is so much that I can learn from him,” the forward said.

“He knew how to score goals and he knew how to be a successful footballer, so the chance to experience working with him at close quarters was incredibly appealing to me.

“I have spoken to people who have played under him and his staff before and they all have great things to say about them, so that was good to hear, and gave me a lot of excitement when I heard of the club’s interest to bring me here.

“In the few days that I have been here I have witnessed it all first hand, and I can see why the other lads have enjoyed working under him so much.”

Odemwingie has scored just two goals in 17 matches for Cardiff following his £2m move from West Brom.

“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,” Hughes added.

Jones became Stoke’s record signing in August 2010, when he joined from Sunderland for £8m, and scored 26 goals in 115 appearances.

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