Redknapp: Wires were crossed in Odemwingie transfer

The 31-year-old made the trip from the Hawthorns to Loftus Road only to find out that there was no deal in place, whilst the manager was delighted in his deadline day signings
QPR manager Harry Redknapp says that he feels sorry for West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie after a potential transfer fell through.

The Nigerian international made the trip to Loftus Road and was interviewed outside the ground, but it transpired his club had not given him permission to speak to the Rs, and the west London side refused him entry to the ground.

Redknapp told Sky Sports News: "I feel sorry for the lad and the way things have turned out.

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"I think he was advised that he should turn up, that the club had made an offer and it was accepted. I think the wires must have got crossed somewhere."

QPR enjoyed a good deadline day, signing Christopher Samba from Anzhi Makhachkala, while Jermaine Jenas and Andros Townsend from Tottenham Hotspur - the latter on a loan deal.

Redknapp was delighted to have been able to replace Ryan Nelsen, who has joined Toronto FC as player-manager.

He added: "We lost a fantastic centre-half in Ryan Nelsen but bought another top one in Christopher Samba.

"That was good for us as it was going to be difficult to replace Ryan.

"Other than that, the other deals have been already done, so it was just the two lads from Tottenham really."