Odemwingie signs new West Brom deal

Nigerian striker Peter Odemwingie, whose 15 goals helped keep West Bromwich Albion in the English Premier League last season, signed a new three-year deal with the club on Thursday.

The deal was announced as manager Roy Hodgson confirmed that the Midlands side had rejected a £4million ($6.6m) bid for the 30-year-old from top-flight rivals Wigan Athletic last weekend.

"A bid did come in from Wigan but it was way, way below our valuation of the player. I know it was a very easy one for us to turn down," said Hodgson of a player signed for £2.5million from Lokomotiv Moscow last summer.

We can now look forward to benefiting once again from Peter's goalscoring prowess and seeing him play an important part in our campaign.
West Brom boss Roy Hodgson

"I'm obviously very pleased that Peter has pledged his future to West Bromwich Albion. I always believed this would be the case and I am grateful to both him and the club for reaching an agreement," the coach said.

"We can now look forward to benefiting once again from Peter's goalscoring prowess and seeing him play an important part in our campaign to stay in the Premier League for a second successive season."