Top Nigerian Striker On Radar At Newcastle

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?

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • Klatoon

    Apr 17, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #1

    Gud goal ratio but he misses too many sitters.

  • Darling27

    Apr 17, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #2

    No thanks!!!

  • archaeomag

    Apr 17, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #3

    If all these rumors are true we are going to have massive squad of about 40 top young internationals – they will have to extend the training ground!

    Roll on Tuesday . . and some real football.

  • GeordieToon89

    Apr 17, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #4

    No thanks.!

  • GeordieToon89

    Apr 17, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #5

    Kevin Gameiro (12million)
    Oscar Wendt (Free)
    Gervinho (8million)
    Larsson (Free)
    Elmander (Free)
    Ireland/Kranjcar (5million)
    N’Zogbia/Payet (8million)
    Williams (Free)

    8 players at £32million and we would have tremendous pace and skill in our squad.. depending on who we sell we could maybe do with another striker aswel if so i would go for either Nolan Roux or Sigthorsson would be about £5million each

  • SeanNufc87

    Apr 17, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #6

    The guys at the top of his game at the minute, you could see that in the goal he scored against chelsea but at 29 i dont think pards is buying. if we get Gervinho for 8 mil Geordietoon89 i will kiss you on the face, more likely 15.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Apr 17, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #7

    No thank you very much! We should widen our scope. We need class, we have enough mediocre players already.

  • Vinicinhos

    Apr 17, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #8

    No thanks.He is a good striker, but not a great striker.He’s in a similar level that our strikers are.

  • ytz

    Apr 17, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #9

    Although I have to admit, he is in tremendous form in my Premier League Fantasy Team!

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 17, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #10

    at nearly 30, he’s not really the future

  • GeordieLad12345

    Apr 17, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #11

    To be honest we have money from the sale of andy carroll and what makes you so sure thats all we will get i think all together mike ashley might invest another 10m in to the transfer bugget and that gives us 45m to spend and i would get

    elmander (free)
    wendt or taiwo both (free)

    this would change our squad massivly

  • terencelim

    Apr 17, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #12

    NO Please!

  • ganiyu

    Apr 17, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #13

    Agreed .Deal done


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