West Bromwich Albion turn down Peter Odemwingie transfer request
Friday 25 January 2013
West Brom have rejected a transfer request from striker Peter Odemwingie, the club's sporting and technical director, Richard Garlick, has confirmed.
Odemwingie is a target for QPR who have already had a bid of £2 million turned down by Albion during the current transfer window.
Garlick stressed that the Baggies have "no need" to sell any of their players.
Odemwingie has played a leading role in Albion establishing themselves in the Barclays Premier League and has been their top scorer for the past two seasons.
West Brom are keen to hold onto the services of a player who has 18 months remaining of a three- year contract.
Garlick said: "Peter is hugely popular with our supporters and it is disappointing that he has decided to hand in a transfer request.
"It was immediately turned down and has done nothing to change our stance during January.
"Peter is under contract until the summer of 2014 and we have no need or desire to sell our core players.
"We want to keep the squad intact to enable us to build on an encouraging first six months of the season."
Baggies head coach Steve Clarke has also delivered the same message on several occasions since the transfer window opened on January 1.
West Brom have also already rejected a £5 million bid from QPR for central defender Jonas Olsson.
Matt Smith is set to join cast of Jane Austen classic - with a twist
Olympic diver has made his modelling debut for Adidas
Latest in Sport
Nottingham Forest vs Fulham match report: Britt Assombalonga hat-trick deepens Felix Magath's gloom
Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal player ratings: How did Ozil and Welbeck do in Germany?
Colombian women's cycling team kit that makes wearer appear naked is branded 'unacceptable' by UCI president
Bayern Munich vs Manchester City player ratings: Joe Hart? Thomas Muller? Jerome Boateng? Who was the star man?
Chelsea vs Schalke player ratings: Cesc Fabregas? Didier Drogba? Klaas-Jan Huntelaar? Who was the star man?
- 2 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 3 'Necrophilia-obsessed' girl among double murder accused in three-way sex case
- 4 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'