QPR Have Second Offer Rejected for Controversial Striker
By Didrik Ottesen | January 28, 2013 10:44 PM EST
West Bromwhich Albion striker Peter Odemwingie looks set to face disciplinary action after attacking his club on Twitter following their decision to reject QPR's second offer for the Nigerian International.
West Brom, who rejected Queens Park Ranger's initial £2m bid for Odemwingie at the start of the January transfer window, have turned down Rangers' second bid for the unsettled striker, which was confirmed by Albion's sporting and technical director Richard Garlick.
"QPR have made a second, improved offer for Peter, which we have turned down," Garlick said, according to the Guardian. He added:
"As we have repeatedly stated, we have no need or desire to sell our core players. Since we turned down Peter's transfer request, he has made his position clear in a statement to the media and via his personal Twitter account. This matter will be dealt with internally."
Odemwingie, who handed in a transfer request on Friday, has made it clear that it is his desire to leave the club, which culminated in a Twitter rant on Saturday.
The 31-year-old tweeted: "I can understand the reaction of few Albion fans on my desire to leave the club. Real reason? Cos they once doubted my commitment.
"Want to know why I wanted to quit top flight football last summer earlier than I wished to? They know at the club.
"Albion fans are not the only reason, but made it easier for me to decide to stay and try my best to forget about the disappointment.
"I succeeded in doing that. But it's not getting better. Before bigger disappointment comes one day, I better leave on a good note.
"Best compliment I have ever received in my [career] as a player, manager like HR [Harry Redknapp, QPR manager] spending to bring me for mission "impossible".'
Then yesterday he tweeted: "Offer came (from QPR), everybody knows. I ask club what they think ? Answer - not now. Maybe summer. I ask - or is it tactics to get more money?
"Answer- we have enough now there is no prise [price] for you. We need you. I say ok. What's the prise [price] for summer? We will tell you after the window closes.
"I say - I have served the club well and deserve at least to have a prise [price] now so I can plan my probably last move in England. Don't want another summer window not knowing what will happen cos now Ill have to move my little son elsewhere.
"After all I have contributed to the clubs success last two seasons I hoped to at least get a low prise [price] . Answer - talk later.
"Last season January window is when I should have handed in transfer request. Was one foot in Rubin Kazan - not for sale. Fulham. Not for sale. Newcastle. Not for sale. Wigan. Not for sale.
"Loyalty left 70 percent. the rest they stole out of my pocket thinking I was keeping money in there.'
He added: ''I am crazy haha adviser text saying don't tweet, it weakens our position. Doesn't weaken nothing ! When I want to do something, I Do it.''
The striker, who has 18 months left on his current deal, now faces the possibility of being fined two week's wages by West Brom.
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