'I don't need to be greedy' - Odemwingie insists attempted West Brom exit not money-motivated

The striker's relationship with the Baggies fans broke down after he unsuccessful tried to force through a move to high-spending QPR and hit out at the club on Twitter

Peter Odemwingie insists his desire to leave West Brom is not motivated by money.

The 31-year-old faced a backlash from the Baggies supporters after he drove down to London in an attempt to secure a move to QPR on transfer deadline day in January.

The move broke down and left the Nigeria international in an untenable situation as Steve Clarke relegated him to the bench, prompting Odemwingie to hit out at the club on Twitter.

"I want to address this greed issue now," he told the Birmingham Mail. "I was on big money in Russia before I came to Albion. I wanted to achieve a dream playing in the Russian league - what I dreamt as a kid.

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"But my main aim was to play in the Premier League and when I moved to Albion I took a pay cut of more than three times what I could have earned.

"I had an offer to sign for Panathinaikos in Greece for a huge amount of money but I have already made enough money for myself. I came from Moscow earning tax-free money.

"Taking these songs every five minutes from West Brom fans 'you greedy *******' ... I'm already sick of it. First of all, I don't need to be greedy."

Odemwingie says he has spoken to the West Brom manager about his future at the Hawthorns and came to an agreement that a summer departure would suit all concerned.

"I spoke to manager Steve Clarke recently and he agreed it is going to be really, really difficult," he continued.

"We on the inside know the main issues surrounding the conflict. We know the mess that we have caused, so we are the same people who can clear it up. He agreed with me but I'm 90 per cent sure that it's best for me to leave."