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Odemwingie reveals frustrations

January 26, 2013
By Kristan Heneage

Peter Odemwingie has reiterated his desire to leave West Bromwich Albion after taking to Twitter to vent his frustrations. 

GettyImagesPeter Odemwingie is desperate to force a move away from the club

Odemwingie, 31, joined the Baggies from Lokomotiv Moscow in 2010 and after a fine first season in England signed a three-year extension with the club in August 2011. However, despite claiming last week that he wanted to stay at The Hawthorns, the Nigeria international has used his Twitter account to blame those in charge for his desire to leave.

"I can understand the reaction of few Albion fans on my desire to leave the club," he tweeted. "Real reason? Cos they once doubted my commitment. Cant let go. Albion fans are not the only reason, but made it easier for me to decide to stay and try my best to forget about the disappointment.  I succeeded in doing that, but it's not getting better. Before bigger disappointment comes one day I better leave on a good note." 

He added: "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."

Currently being chased by Queens Park Rangers, Odemwingie had a transfer request rejected by the club earlier this week.

A statement on West Brom’s official website read: "Albion have this afternoon rejected a transfer request from Peter Odemwingie. The Baggies recently turned down an offer from QPR for the Nigerian international’s services and the club insist none of their core players are for sale."

West Brom’s sporting and technical director Richard Garlick added: "Peter is hugely popular with our supporters and it is disappointing that he has decided to hand in a transfer request. It was immediately turned down and has done nothing to change our stance during January.

"Peter is under contract until the summer of 2014 and we have no need or desire to sell our core players. We want to keep the squad intact to enable us to build on an encouraging first six months of the season."