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Soccer News of Friday, 2 September 2022


Fans remember Odemwingie's 2013 move to QPR that flopped on deadline day

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Ex-Nigerian international Peter Odemwingie hope of securing a move to Queens Park Rangers a few hours before the close of the winter transfer window was dealt a massive blow in January 2013.

Odemwingie, who was then plying his trade for West Brom drove to Loftus Road in London hoping to complete his move to QPR.

To his surprise, he was denied entry into Loftus Road only to be informed that there's been no agreement between West Brom and QPR.

Odemwingie later revealed in an interview that his move was dependent on Junior Hoilett moving in the opposite direction. A proposed swap deal he wasn't aware of.

The ex-Super Eagles striker revealed that he wouldn't have travelled to London in bad weather if he was informed of the full details of the agreement.

Odemwingie added that he would have placed a call to his friends at QPR to enquire from them if Junior Hoilett was willing to move to the Hawthorns.

Some fans have taken to social media to share their thoughts on one of the dramatic stories on transfer deadline day.

See some comments below:

_@Tom Johnson: The greatest deadline day drama of the century.

_@Ollie Wood: We get reminded every transfer deadline day it's hard to forget

_@Wesley John Alexander: I actually remember still watching this Lol ????

_@JKhan:Shame that he'll always be remembered for this, he was a baller during his time with West Brom

_@Oswald Shea: This is probably Odemwingie’s only career highlight…
& it was very bizarre bcos QPR were in the Relegation Zone, whilst West Brom were doing Ok in mid-table

_@Tankwai Kparyea: Classic ???????????? I felt bad for the guy at that time.

QPR, who had relegation staring at them in the face at the time dropped to the EFL Championship at the end of the season.

Odenwingie was subsequently sent home from training on his return to West Brom.

The club later sanctioned the striker for his conduct.

He later left West Brom to Cardiff in 2013, after scoring 31 goals in 90 appearances for the club.