West Brom's Odemwingie: I offered QPR £700,000 to sign me

Peter Odemwingie has out at his treatment by West Bromwich Albion this year.

Peter Odemwingie has out at his treatment by West Bromwich Albion this year.

Odemwingie claims, during his infamous on-off move to QPR, he was prepared to top up their £3million offer with £700,000 of his own money to get out of West Brom — and he only travelled to London because he understood the deal was all but completed.

Odemwingie told the Birmingham Mail: "I’ve had probably the worst four months of my whole life.

"I don’t know what the future is. We agreed not to talk about January 31st again but my question is: why don’t you want to talk about the 31st?

"I’m a person of principle so let’s talk about it. I don’t do anything hidden, I’m very transparent.

"There was a £3 million bid from QPR then on January 31st Albion offered me a solution.

"They said if QPR were prepared to go to £3.5 million and I topped that up with £700,000 out of my wages as part of the deal to make it up to £4.2 million, then it can go ahead."

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