Odemwingie admits he asked the club about the possibility of leaving – more so after big-money offers from the Middle-East – but a chat to new manager Steve Clarke convinced him to stay at the Hawthorns.
“Summer was a time when, at my age, I had second thoughts about continuing to play at this level,” he told The Express and Star. “I thought there would be nothing new for me at West Brom and I gave it a try [asked about leaving] to see what would happen.
“But the club said that it was too early for me to go and they thought I could play an important role for them and keep playing. Then pre-season started and I got hungry again for Premier League action and I forgot about it.”
Odemwingie adds: “We sat down and had a normal talk. He [Clarke] was the new coach and he said: ‘Give me a few weeks and see how we work, because we're ambitious for this year’.
“I said I would give it a couple of weeks and after that I was enjoying training and it looked like it was going to be an interesting season, so I forgot about the offer.”