The story between Inter and John Carew was over before it even started. The first tests that the Norwegian took on Tuesday night showed that he is even in a worse shape than Inter initially thought of a player that has been out of action for eight months.

At first, the Nerazzurri wanted to keep Carew on trial hoping that he would be at least “presentable” in a short time but the fitness tests that he underwent yesterday, Wednesday, convinced the club to waste no more time. Because it would taken John Carew at least 45 days to regain his physical condition and Inter have no intention to wait that long.

Source: Gazzetta dello Sport