By Danny Wright

23rd Jan, 2022 | 3:23pm

Peter Odemwingie reveals text messages about West Brom-QPR 2013 transfer fiasco

Ex-West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie has revealed text messages that led to him sat in a car park in West London on a cold night in January, 2013.

In a bizarre video he uploaded on his Twitter account on Sunday, Odemwingie shared video clips of Steve Clarke and seemed to hit out at the then-Albion manager for the way the club covered up what actually happened.

After showing a clip of Clarke saying West Brom were not at fault for Odemwingie driving to QPR, the video had a clip of a man saying: “Do me a favour, get out of here.”

Odemwingie’s video clip then showed a series of messages, one of which showed that a failed move for Junior Hoilett led to his move to QPR breaking down.

Another message from a ‘Chairman’, explained why the deal went awry, confirming that it was due to Albion being unable to sign a replacement for Odemwingie after an agreement had already been verbally agreed with QPR.

Odemwingie then did a voiceover, saying: “My standards are way higher than this. Looking from the outside, things may not look exactly how they are. But work does the talking – in this case as well.”

Another clip of Clarke followed, saying Odemwingie had no permission to head down to Loftus Road before the Nigerian added: “History cannot be erased, we remain friends, fans are most important.”


West Brom did agree for Odemwingie to join QPR, by the looks of it, and told the player as much.

However, it seemed as though the whole thing hinged on signing Hoilett as a replacement and when that didn’t happen, the deal broke down.

But what happened then?

As Odemwingie says, things are not always as they seem and his story has some holes in it too.

Did West Brom tell him that the deal was off? We’re pretty sure that they would have done as it was a multi-million-pound agreement involving one of their big-name players.

Odemwingie wasn’t happy at the Albion at the time with Romelu Lukaku taking centre stage in the attack.

He should have been sold, really, with West Brom keeping hold of players way longer than they should have done during Jeremy Peace’s days in the boardroom.

Odemwingie’s appearance in the QPR car park will forever have its place in West Bromwich Albion infamy.

And it’s funny that the former striker keeps adding to the story himself when no one really cares about it anymore.

In other West Brom news, an ex-FIFA official wants a huge action made against Jake Livermore and Albion’s current crisis.

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