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Baggies confirm Odemwingie and Tchoyi signings

August 20, 2010
By Soccernet staff

West Brom have completed the double signing of Lokomotiv Moscow forward Peter Odemwingie and Somen Tchoyi from Red Bull Salzburg.

Peter Odemwingie's Nigeria did not make it out of the group stage
PA PhotosPeter Odemwingie's Nigeria did not make it out of the group stage

Odemwingie, 29, represented Nigeria at the World Cup finals and joins the Baggies for an undisclosed fee. The club also have the option to extend his contract to three years.

The two clubs agreed the transfer last week but Odemwingie had to secure a work permit. This proved to be a formality as the player has appeared in more than 75% of his country's competitive fixtures in the past two seasons.

Odemwingie brings versatility to the Baggies squad as he has played in central and wide positions during his time at both Lille and Lokomotiv.

Manager Roberto Di Matteo told the club's official website: "I'm delighted to welcome Peter to the club. He is an exciting international, has a great CV and I'm sure seeing a player of his calibre coming into the club will give everyone a lift.

"We've brought him in as a striker but he can also play out wide, which gives me options."

West Brom have also confirmed the signing of midfielder Somen Tchoyi from Red Bull Salzburg for an undisclosed fee late on Friday.

Both new signings are expected to receive international clearance in time to make their debuts against Sunderland on Saturday.