Peter Odemwingie ‘offended’ by West Brom’s refusal to grant transfer request

The Nigerian international has sought to be released from his contract with the Baggies to join up with Harry Redknapp at QPR

Peter Odemwingie’s transfer request to join Queens Park Rangers has been turned down by West Brom, who have the player signed on to a contract till 2014.

But the Nigerian striker is not happy with the way his request was handled. “'I'm deeply hurt and in some ways offended by the lack of reciprocal common respect from the management of West Bromwich Albion,”Odemwingie told the Daily Mail.

“During my time at the club I believe I have delivered performances, effort and goals.

“I never complained when I found out that the club failed to inform me of enquiries that might have interested me and my family in the past.'

“Everyone knows how much effort and commitment I always give when I play for the club. The fans have been great with me and I will always respect them.

“Some may say I have contributed, along with all my team mates, to the survival of the club in the Premier League in recent seasons.”

He added that he wanted to experience another challenge and the prospect of playing under Harry Redknapp was also added motivation.

“At this stage of my career, this opportunity may not come around again.

“A new challenge, a new opportunity, and a chance to play under the stewardship of one of the most respected managers in the game and I hope the management of West Bromwich Albion will accept my transfer request in the manner that I have requested it.

“I have not taken this decision lightly and I would like West Bromwich Albion to accept what, in my opinion, is more than a reasonable offer from QPR for me.'

The transfer window closes in six days’ time – January 31, 2013.