VIDEO: The Peter Odemwingie transfer deadline day incident

The Peter Odemwingie transfer deadline day incident, featuring Peter Odemwingie - pictured here getting sent off against Fulham
Peter Odemwhingey (Image: Nick)

Peter Odemwingie’s transfer deadline day was not a success as the West Brom striker turned at Loftus Road to talk to QPR yesterday, seemingly without permission from his parent club. This is the story of the Odemwingie transfer deadline day incident…

The Nigerian international was accused of trying to force the deal through as he was filmed driving into the QPR stadium and even stopping for a TV interview about the deal, while WBA were apparently unaware of the player’s actions.

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Shortly after that was broadcast, the Baggies released this statement on their website:

Baggies confirm no agreement has been reached with QPR over striker

ALBION have moved to clarify developments regarding Peter Odemwingie after the striker was filmed a short while ago arriving at Loftus Road.

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

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

Odemwingie was reportedly refused entry to Loftus Road:

QPR refused Peter Odemwingie entry to Loftus Road after the striker tries to force his move through. #SSN

— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 31, 2013

Needless to say, the deal has not gone through and the thirty-one year old will have to return to West Brom with his tail between his legs.

See QPR manager Harry Redknapp’s reaction to the incident below:

UPDATE: WBA have released another statement, accusing Odemwingie of acting “unprofessionally”:

Club urge striker to focus on his Baggies commitments

ALBION can confirm that no agreement was reached with QPR over the transfer of Peter Odemwingie before the closure of the January window and that the striker remains under contract at The Hawthorns.

The Club were extremely disappointed to witness TV footage of Odemwingie arriving at Loftus Road on Thursday evening despite further talks between the two Barclays Premier League sides proving fruitless. Odemwingie was also never given permission to speak to QPR about a potential move.

Chairman Jeremy Peace said: “This evening’s developments have brought a conclusion to what has been an unsavoury affair.

“As our Sporting & Technical Director (designate) Richard Garlick has repeatedly said in recent days, we had no need or desire to sell our core players.

“The only way we would have considered letting Peter leave was if an acceptable offer was forthcoming and if we had found a suitable replacement at relatively short notice.

“Neither materialised and, in the end, the matter became a point of principle as much as anything.

“Peter has acted wholly unprofessionally. He must now accept the fact he remains under contract for a further 18 months and has to focus on his Albion commitments.”

Odemwingie is already in hot water with WBA after being fined two weeks wages for his Twitter comments regarding the refusal of a transfer request he handed in last Friday, following an initial approach from Queens Park Rangers.

Odemwingie tweeted:

Offer came, 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 [price] 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 [price] 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.

Want to know why I wanted to quit top flight football last summer earlier than I wished to ? They know at the club.

— Peter Odemwingie (@OdemwingieP) January 26, 2013

I am crazy haha adviser text saying don’t tweet, it weakens our position. Doesn’t weaken nothing ! When I want to do something, I Do it.

— Peter Odemwingie (@OdemwingieP) January 26, 2013

West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Clarke was not impressed and claimed that the striker is “badly advised”:

… he wasn’t kidding!

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