Bizarre circumstances as Peter Odemwingie fails to earn QPR move – despite turning up at Loftus Road


The West Brom man has to face club at training.


By Matt Davies & Matt Simpson

Peter Odemwingie’s ‘dream move’ to Queens Park Rangers failed to finalise after West Bromich Albion refused him permission to transfer.

The Hoops refused to allow him entry to Loftus Road, insisting they wanted to respect the integrity of their fellow Premier League club.

West Brom released a statement on the clubs website, saying they have no interest in selling their forward, despite their player thinking otherwise.

“Albion have moved to clarify developments regarding Peter Odemwingie after the striker was filmed a short while ago arriving at Loftus Road,” said the statement.

“The club can confirm they have held further discussions with QPR today but these talks have so far proven fruitless and no agreement has been reached.

“Albion would also like to make it clear that Peter has not been given permission to speak to QPR about a potential move.”

The Nigerian striker appeared on television claiming he was hopeful a deal would go ahead and referred to QPR as “we” in an interview.

However a move failed to materialise and Odemwingie must now return to the club that he appeared so desperate to leave.

QPR boss Harry Redknapp admitted he was disappointed with the way events unfolded as deadline day continued.

“I feel sorry for the lad and the way the whole thing turned out,” he said.

Redknapp had earlier stated his affection for the player but was unsure of a deal going through.

“He’s got pace, I really like him and I think he could help us,” said Redknapp. “Whether we can get him, I’m not sure.”

Picture courtesy of Wiki Commons, with thanks.

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