Outcasted Odemwingie set to be offered a Premier League lifeline

Peter Odemwingie who has been pretty much exiled from the West Brom first team after some quite amazing events in the January transfer window, is set to be offered a lifeline in the Premiership with newly-promoted Hull City reported to be interested in the Nigerian’s signature.

Since signing for West Brom in 2010 he has been one of the more focal points of the Baggies attack scoring 30 goals in 80 games including being their top scorer in his first season in the Premiership with 15 goals. However despite his obvious talent on the pitch Odemwingie has let himself down off it in the last year or so.

He became very outspoken on Twitter talking about a move away from the Hawthorns which upset a lot of West Brom fans and people at the club and it also had repercussions on the pitch as he dropped down the pecking order of strikers. As he sat on the bench this only added to the Nigerians frustration and when he was linked to QPR in January nobody could have predicted what was going to happen next.

On the last day of the transfer window Odemwingie drove himself all the way to QPR’s training ground to try and force through a transfer despite no official offer ever being made by QPR. As well as that West Brom said they were not willing to sell him, so if no offer had been made and the club were not willing to sell it was quite amazing that Odemwingie was in London trying to organise that move.

That was the final straw for the Baggies and he hasn’t played since as well as that he has become the pantomime villain at games often getting booed by the club’s own fans. So it would seem Odemwingie has no future at the club mostly due to his own stupid actions. He has outlined his desire to stay in England though which means I’m sure he will be delighted to hear of the interest being shown by Steve Bruce at Hull city.

It is reported in the press that Hull are willing to pay £3 million for the 31-year-old, in the hope that he will be able to help them settle in their first season back in the Premiership. If they do pay out for his signature it will be a risk as he can be a volatile personality with hit outspoken demeanour but they will just be concerned about how he performs on the pitch and hope that he can get the goals they need.