Crystal Palace Close In On Move For West Brom Striker Peter Odemwingie

Odemwingie is out of favour at the Hawthorns.

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Crystal Palace are closing in on a move for West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie, as Palace boss Ian Holloway looks to strengthen his attack for the clubs first season back in the Premier League, Sky Sports reports.

The striker is currently out of favour at the Hawthorns, having upset the club and fans when he tried to engineer a move to QPR in the January transfer window.

West Brom are understood to be ready to let the striker go as they want to cut down their wage bill and make room for new signings.

Talks between Palace and West Brom are said to be at advanced stage and the player will probably jump at the chance of leaving the Hawthorns for another Premier League club.

Ian Holloway wants to strengthen the clubs attack this summer and has already signed Dwight Gayle from Peterborough.

Odemwingie could be used in partnership with Gayle this season and Holloway will hope that they score the goals that will keep Palace in the Premier League.

Holloway also has to deal with the fact that star striker Glen Murray will miss most of the season with an injury so signing Odemwingie is likely to ease the burden on Palace’s striker force.

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