On one of the most uneventful Premier League transfer deadline days in recent years, West Brom hitman Peter Odemwingie decided to spice things up in a bizarre attempt to force a move to QPR.
Without a deal even being broken, and no medical, Odemwingie decided to get in his car and drive down to London from the West Midlands to see his potential new bosses at QPR, but embarrassingly he was refused entry by the West London club as he had not even been given permission from his team to speak to them. *Palm to the face* And what made the rejection even worse was that whilst waiting in the car park he gave an interview to Sky saying that he was looking forward to becoming a Queens Park Rangers player.
As it became clear that a move was definitely not on the cards, Odemwingie slowly became a laughing stock online and he took to twitter to address his misfortune, saying: “Some say any press is good. Never seen anyone who will want this kind off press hahaha it’s not funny!”
The bizarre incident is being plastered up as a “misunderstanding” but whichever way you look at it, Odemwingie has made a right tit of himself and has been branded as “unprofessional” by his own club, whose chairman was “extremely disappointed to witness TV footage of Odemwingie arriving at Loftus Road” and called the incident “unsavoury”.
After a back and forth, on and off deal debacle, Queens Park gaffer Harry Redknapp, said in Odemwingie’s defence: “I think he probably felt that the deal had been agreed between the clubs and it hadn’t and it was all a bit of a mix-up, really. I feel sorry for the lad and the way the whole thing’s turned out….The wires got crossed somewhere.”
It appears they certainly did, and that drive back to the midlands must have been a very long one last night. Poor bloke, he’s gonna be the boo-boy for the next 18-months of his contract at West Bromwich Albion unless he can find a real way out.