DEAL DONE: KENWYNE JONES
Cardiff City Football Club are delighted to announce that Kenwyne Jones’ move from Stoke City to the club has today been finalised, subject to FA clearance. The striker will be available for selection for the first time this Saturday in the Barclays Premier League home game against Norwich City.
Give Kenwyne a warm @CardiffCityFC welcome on twitter now, using hashtag: #WelcomeKenwyne
In profile: Kenwyne Jones
Imposing 29-year-old front man Kenwyne Jones has been well known to viewers of British football since arriving at Southampton from Trinidad & Tobago side W Connection in 2004.
Born in Point Fortin in Trinidad, Jones spent three years at St Mary’s Stadium, making 71 appearances and scoring 19 goals in total for the Saints. During his time on the south coast, Jones also had spells with Stoke City and Sheffield Wednesday on loan, impressively scoring seven goals in seven appearances while at Hillsborough.
A permanent move to Sunderland came in 2007 as the Black Cats prepared for life back in the top flight under then manager Roy Keane. Jones made his debut in a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United before scoring his first goal for the club in a 2-1 win over Reading that September.
The 58-time capped Trinidad front man went on to score 26 goals during a three year spell in the north east, making 94 appearances in total before joining fellow Premier League club Stoke City in August 2010.
Taking the Potters’ number nine shirt, Jones has scored 13 goals in 88 appearances during his three-and-a-half year spell at the Britannia Stadium with first-team opportunities limited for the Stoke frontman in recent months.
His career now continues at Cardiff City, with all at the club wishing him every success.