West Brom turn down Odenwingie bid

 / 28 Jan '13

London – West Bromwich Albion have turned down a second bid for forward Peter Odemwingie from struggling Queens Park Rangers, the club said on Monday.

Nigerian striker Odemwingie, who joined West Brom in 2010, handed in a transfer request on Friday which the club rejected.

West Bromwich Albion's Peter Odemwingie. Credit: AFP

“QPR have made a second, improved offer for Peter, which we have turned down,” West Brom's sporting and technical director Richard Garlick said on the club website (

“As we have repeatedly stated, we have no need or desire to sell our core players.”

Odemwingie, who has a contract with West Brom until 2014, took to Twitter at the weekend to criticise the club's decision to block the move, but then deleted a series of messages.

“Looked through my tweets. Deleted some. Was too much. Only excuses – home alone, dark, son and wife in hospital, frustrated,” the player said.

Garlick added: “Since we turned down Peter's transfer request, he has made his position clear in a statement to the media and via his personal Twitter account. This matter will be dealt with internally.” – Reuters

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