West Bromwich Albion news

Odemwingie signs new deal

August 18, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Peter Odemwingie has signed a new contract at West Bromwich Albion until 2014.

Peter Odemwingie
GettyImagesPeter Odemwingie has committed his future to West Brom

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Odemwingie, 30, joined West Brom last summer from Lokomotiv Moscow and proved an instant success in the Premier League, ending the campaign with 15 goals.

His efforts led to reports of interest from several top European clubs, while Wigan have more recently seen an approach rejected, and Roy Hodgson is delighted to put an end to the speculation.

"I'm obviously very pleased that Peter has pledged his future to West Bromwich Albion," he told the club's official website. "I always believed this would be the case and I am grateful to both him and the club for reaching an agreement.

"We can now look forward to benefitting once again from Peter's goal-scoring prowess and seeing him play an important part in our campaign to stay in the Premier League for a second successive season."