Carew could choose to leave Villa

The Norwegian will see his current contract with the Birmingham

club expire next summer, and he is yet to pen fresh terms. He is

prepared to keep the door open to the Villans, having become a firm

fans’ favourite during his three years in England. Carew is

refusing to rule out the prospect of taking on a new challenge

elsewhere, though, as at 31 years of age his career is starting to

edge towards a close. “I am in a very comfortable position,” he

told “The spell at Villa has been fantastic. I will now see

what opportunities and challenges turn up. “I have enjoyed myself

in England but it’s possible that something interesting will come

up.” Over the course of a distinguished career, Carew has already

turned out in Norway, Spain, Italy, Turkey and France.