There’s report in the Sun this morning, that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is interested in West Brom and Nigerian International striker Peter Odemwingie, in case Demba Ba leaves in the January transfer window, which may happen, given the number of clubs that have expressed an interest in the Senegal striker.
Peter Odemwingie – I hear Newcastle calling
It’s not the first time Newcastle have been linked with the striker, but at 31, he’s the same age as our Nigerian striker Shola Ameobi, and Peter hardly fits the profile of players Newcastle will want to sign in January, and we have a hard job believing the report is true – but maybe it is.
The Sun is reporting that talks are ongoing with West Brom about the striker, who we’ve never really rated very highly, but he’s a very good player on his day, but tends to be hot and cold, and a little inconsistent in his form.
But it seems that West Brom may be willing to sell the Nigerian, who joined West Brom in 2010 from Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow, and before that he played at Lille with both Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy.
Odemwinge has a decent record at West Brom having appeared 73 times for them with 30 goals, and this season, while he’s only appeared nine times, he’s still managed to score four goals.
And he’s certainly a skillful player who can play as an out and out striker or on one of the wings, so he would fit into Newcastle’s style of play fairly easily.
Peter has played for Nigeria 55 times with 9 goals, but has not been included in Nigeria’s squad for the African Cup of Nations, which will start in South Africa later this month.
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