West Brom news

Odemwingie shuns Juve talk

April 27, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie says he is ready to snub any interest from Juventus and sign a new contract at the Premier League club.

Peter Odemwingie
GettyImagesPeter Odemwingie has become a firm favourite at The Hawthorns

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Odemwingie has enjoyed an impressive debut season in the Premier League, scoring 13 goals in 26 starts following his summer transfer from Lokomotiv Moscow.

His form has led to speculation that Italian giants Juventus could be interested, but Odemwingie will be happy to remain at The Hawthorns if the club secure their Premier League status for another season.

"I've heard a lot recently about Juventus being interested, but I try not to pay too much attention to it," Odemwingie said. "My intention is to continue playing in England and if West Brom is not relegated I'm only too happy to stay.

"The 13 goals I have scored in my first year in England is a decent result although I am aiming for more. Ideally, I would like to finish with at least 15.

"It's likely that in the summer the management will offer me a new contract on better terms in the summer."

The Baggies are currently six points clear of relegation with four games remaining in the Premier League season.