Osaze Odemwingie could leave West Brom for Crystal Palace
Posted: 7 February 2013 Time: 8:17 pm
Sequel to the unfortunate incidents that further marred Osaze Odemwingie's relationship with West Bromich Albion, the Nigerian striker may now be sent out on loan to a lower division club.
It has been reported that Crystal Palace (the club that groomed Victor Moses), who play in the Championship, are interested in taking Odemwingie on loan for the rest of the season after he was offered to them by West Brom.
However, Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has played down suggestions of a move, although he admitted he would like the have the 31-year-old in his team.
"Someone contacted the chairman. I was asked if I would want him [Odemwingie]. I said yes,'' Holloway said. "I don't think he's a realistic target for us personally.''
Holloway is unsure if Odemwingie will agree to step down a division or even accept a pay-cut on his current £39 000-a-week salary, which would have risen to £70 000-a-week if his club had not pulled the plug on his transfer to QPR.
Odemwingie, who has been training alone since he returned to West Brom after serving a brief suspension, may thus decide to stay at West Brom until the summer transfer window.
The former Bendel Insurance player was accused of trying to force his way out of the Hawthorns to Loftus Road without the permission, but revelations have shown that the player acted on a mistaken assumption after he thought he had been given the nod to undergo a medical at QPR.