Odemwingie claimed that getting pictured at Loftus Road on television killed any possible attempt at rescuing the deal.
He said: “There were two cameras that came to me when we parked and something went wrong — it wasn’t supposed to be that way. The first one I told them the deal was 60 per cent done and to the second camera I said 90 per cent done.
“My only regret is that I didn’t have a paper in my hand before I went to London.
“But I am aware there is traffic on the highway to London, there was no time and I had to go for medicals and everything.
“We were almost there. The club got angry that I went there and appeared on TV.
“They were not angry that I went there — but when it came out on TV, that is when they said ‘that’s it’, the deal was off and asked why did I do that.”