The 31-year-old Baggies striker has 15 months remaining of his current four-year deal at The Hawthorns.
But, under article 17 of FIFA's transfer regulations, players over the age of 28 can end their contracts two years after signing for a club by paying a compensation figure determined by their wages and transfer fee.
I see a free player. A player who buys out his contract soon. Or a retired player. Does he looks like he cares much ? They made him not to.— Peter Odemwingie (@OdemwingieP) March 19, 2013