Peter Odemwingie's Twitter rant ill-advised says QPR manager Harry Redknapp

West Brom striker keen on switch to QPR

Harry Redknapp thinks Peter Odemwingie's Twitter rant was ill-advised after West Brom revealed today they had turned down a second bid from QPR for the wantaway striker.

Odemwingie took to Twitter over the weekend to hit out at West Brom and their fans, who had criticised him for requesting to leave the Hawthorns amid interest from Redknapp's Rangers.

His actions appear to have harmed, rather than helped, his chances of leaving the midlands club.

West Brom are understood to be considering fining the 31-year-old, and Redknapp today cast doubt on whether a move for the striker would go ahead.

Speaking after West Brom announced they had turned down a second bid for the Nigeria international, Redknapp told a press conference: "I don't know (whether the transfer will go ahead).

"It's a bit of a difficult situation for West Brom.

"It's not worked out in an ideal way. The whole situation has become a bit too public really hasn't it?

"I am sure West Brom are not too happy with the way it's gone. We made an enquiry. The enquiry leaked out and obviously the player decided he wanted to come to London and that's how it has worked out.

"I think too many people get involved in Twitter."

Rangers had an initial £2million bid turned down at the start of the January window, and it was confirmed by the midlands club today a second offer has also been rejected.

West Brom's sporting and technical director (designate) Richard Garlick said in a statement: "QPR have made a second, improved offer for Peter, which we have turned down."

Odemwingie took to Twitter over the weekend to launch several attacks on Albion after his transfer request was rejected.

Albion, who also rejected a £5million bid from QPR for defender Jonas Olsson, have already said no senior players are for sale this month.

Garlick added: "As we have repeatedly stated, we have no need or desire to sell our core players.

"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."

Odemwingie again tweeted late last night: "Looked through my tweets. Deleted some. Was too much. Only excuses - home alone, dark, son and wife in hospital, frustrated."

The striker faces the possibility of being fined two weeks' wages given the strength of his outbursts over the weekend.

Yesterday he tweeted: "Offer came (from QPR), everybody knows. I ask club what they think ? Answer - not now. Maybe summer. I ask - or is it tactics to get more money?

"Answer- we have enough now there is no prise (price) for you. We need you.

"I say ok. What's the prise for summer? We will tell you after the window closes.

"I say - I have served the club well and deserve at least to have a prise now so I can plan my probably last move in England.

"Don't want another summer window not knowing what will happen cos now Ill have to move my little son elsewhere.

"After all I have contributed to the clubs success last two seasons I hoped to at least get a low prise. Answer - talk later.

"Last season January window is when I should have handed in transfer request. Was one foot in Rubin Kazan - not for sale. Fulham. Not for sale. Newcastle. Not for sale. Wigan. Not for sale.

"Loyalty left 70 percent. the rest they stole out of my pocket thinking I was keeping money in there."

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