The striker wants to exit the club in the summer but not because of money.
Peter Odemwingie says he is ’90 per cent’ sure he wants to leave West Brom at the end of the season but that his decision has nothing to do with money.
Odemwingie has become an unpopular figure at the Hawthorns after he traveled to QPR in the January transfer window for a move that never went through.
In the four months since then, which the striker has described as the ‘worst of his life,’ the Nigerian has been inevitably subjected to boos and chants from West Brom fans who think that Odemwingie is nothing more than a greedy mercenary,
However, the 31-year-old is keen to set the record straight with supporters and hopes to reach a truce with them despite wanting to leave the club.
“I want to address this greed issue now,” Odemwingie told the Birmingham Mail.
“I was on big money in Russia before I came to Albion.
“And when I moved to Albion I took a pay cut of more than three times what I could have earned.
“I don’t need to be greedy.”
The forward has lacked first team opportunities since his transfer debacle at Loftus Road and has not started a match or scored a goal since the incident.
Odemwingie has been in discussions with Steve Clarke, although the manager has told the Nigeria international that in the current climate it is difficult to field a player who is so unpopular with his own fans.
“As hard as it is for me to think there is a happy ending, there is still a chance.
“But I’m 90 per cent sure that it’s best for me to leave.”