West Brom striker not leaving The Hawthorns.
Peter Odemwingie has ruled out joining Premier League strugglers Queens Park Rangers in the January transfer window after committing his future to West Brom.
QPR manager Harry Redknapp placed a £2million bid for the 31-year-old Nigerian international forward last week but that approach was rejected by West Brom along with an enquiry about the availability of defender Jonas Olsson.
Odemwingie rewarded West Brom’s loyalty by scoring the crucial equaliser in the club’s comeback 2-2 draw with Aston Villa at weekend and immediately pledged that his future is at The Hawthorns despite the possibility of an increased offer coming in from QPR.
“I’m not the one deciding this,” Odemwingie, who joined West Brom in 2010, said after the victory. “Nothing abnormal is going on. Players move clubs.
“An offer was made and I was thinking about having to secure my own future in the Premier League, which is my desire. So we had a good talk with the club and now I’m here and I would say that it’s a club that I love with all my heart.”
QPR turned their attention to French international Loic Remy instead and the striker made an instant impact in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at West Ham following his move from Marseille.