Striker is ‘greedy’ fumes Steve Clarke
Peter Odemwingie’s future is up for discussion once again inside the Football Transfer Tavern, with Peter Lansley of The Times stopping by to give us the latest update.
The Nigerian international has handed in a transfer request at The Hawthorns in a bid to force through a move to Harry Redknapp’s QPR, and has fallen out with the club following a series of anti-Albion rants on Twitter.
Rangers have already had two bids rejected for the striker – the latest being an improved offer of £3 million – after the Baggies originally said he wasn’t for sale.
West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Clarke angrily claimed the attempted move from Odemwingie is being “driven by greed.”
Clarke, who has not spoken to the forward, said: “The club are entitled to get what they feel is a good price for Peter. The ball is back in QPR’s court. They have to decide if they will make another bid.
“There have been a number of things behind the scenes which have maybe turned Peter’s head a bit. Peter’s comments haven’t helped the situation either.
“I feel Peter has been badly advised. Where there is a lot of money there is normally a bit of greed and that is what is driving it.”
The forward has not returned to Albion’s training ground since handing in a transfer request to the club last Friday.
He is currently on £40,000-a-week in the West Midlands, but is thought to have had his head turned by the lucrative bonus being offered by Redknapp should QPR avoid the drop.