Baggies reject Odemwingie transfer request

West Bromwich Albion striker Peter Odemwingie has been subject of a January bid from Harry Redknapp's QPR

Melanie Jones
Published 01/28/2013 12:29 by Melanie Jones.

The January transfer window has so far proven far quieter than expected for Harry Redknapp and QPR. 

The west London outfit have been tenuously linked to just about every player going, but have so far only completed deals for Tal Ben Haim and Loic Remy, smashing the club's transfer record in the process. 

However, QPR's January recruitment drive prepares to step up a notch with a move for Peter Odemwingie of West Bromwich Albion very much on the cards.

The Sun has reported Redknapp was prepared to bid £3million for the Nigerian international, but the Baggies have so far refused to sell having rejected the striker's transfer request. 

While Odemwingie himself was reportedly very open to the idea of talks with QPR, the 31-year-old frontman has been crucial to West Brom's achievements so far this season, and the club have no interest in letting him go.

With five goals to his name this season, and 18 months left on the three-year contract he signed with the Baggies in 2011, West Brom sporting and technical director Richard Garlick has made it clear there are no plans to let Odemwingie or any other key player go prematurely:

"We have no need to sell our core players. We want to keep our squad intact."

Having reportedly turned down a £4million bid by Wigan for Odemwingie last season, it is clear that he is a player who factors heavily into West Brom's current strategy, and their plans for the remainder of the season.

Steve Clarke's side are currently sitting in 8th place, level on points with Liverpool, while QPR sit bottom of the Premier League table and face an uphill task to avoid relegation this season.


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