We’ve watched WBA’s striker Peter Odemwingie a few times this season, and he’s looked a very good player.
Peter Odemwingie – top WBA striker
The player, who stands just under 6′ tall, is of Nigerian descent and was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Soviet Union 29 yeas ago.
He w as brought up in Russia, although he may now be a little old for Newcastle, who are generally on the look out for players 26 years old or younger.
But there is news in the People this Sunday, from former Evening Chronicle reporter Alan Oliver, that both Juventus and Newcastle are interested in the player.
WBA signed the striker last August for a cool £1M, and on a three year contract, from Russian club Locomotiv Moscow, and he’s been a big success in the Premier League this season, and gave a great display recently when WBA beat Liverpool 3-1.
Peter started his career back in 1999 at Bendel Insurance, a club in Benin City, Nigeria and then moved to Belgian club La Louvière in 2002, and then he moved to France to join Lille, before moving to Locomotiv Moscow in 2007.
He’s scored goals wherever he’s played, and by our reckoning he has 107 goals in 280 first class club appearances to date.
So far this season he’s hit 12 goals for WBA in 29 appearances, and looked a very good player, and he has also appeared 49 times for Nigeria with 9 goals.
We have no idea if this story is true, but there’s little doubt Odemwingie would improve Newcastle’s squad.
Although he’s a very good player and proven himself in the Premier League, it would still be a surprise if Newcastle bid for Odemwingie in the summer, with other younger strikers available.
What do you think?