West Brom: What should we do with Peter Odemwingie?
Some people are never satisfied. West Brom's Peter Odemwingie certainly falls into that category.
In most fans' eyes the Nigerian international is living the dream. He is playing professional football and being paid, quite handsomely, for the privilege. However, Odemwingie is not a happy bunny. He has taken to Twitter repeatedly over the past few months to reveal how West Brom have reneged on promises, how he was refused his 'dream' move to QPR and how shabbily he has been treated at the Hawthorns.
In his latest meltdown on Twitter, he criticised team selection, accused team-mates of talking behind his back and claimed he wanted to be sacked.
All of this negativity surrounding Odemwingie has taken a lot of the gloss off what has been a great debut season in management by Steve Clarke. The former Chelsea and Liverpool number two has been in the top half of the table all season and the Baggies are still in with a slim shout of ending the season in a European spot.
The Scot has dealt with the Odemwingie situation reasonably well, but if you were in his shoes what would you do with the want-away striker?
Here are the views of some Squarefootball writers, readers and fans on Google+.
Squarefootball's Liverpool reporter Dave Disciascio
"Odemwingie’s position at West Brom is currently untenable, and they must offload the striker the first day of the summer transfer window. He is currently a drain on wages as he only trains with the reserves, and his compulsive twittering is a distraction at best, and damaging to morale at worst. A cut-price move to a new club will generate more money than letting him walk.
"The situation is awfully ironic considering West Brom’s ferocious attempts to keep the player on deadline day, and now the club can’t keep him far enough away."
Bolton Wanderers fan Dave Blackburn
"Let him go; he doesn't want to play for the club ad is probably earning a fortune. He can't go anywhere before the end of the season so can't effect anything but as soon as the final whistle of the final game blows terminate his contract there and then. He's a very good player, but very much his own man, doesn't think before speaking or maybe just very badly advised. Then again he may be clever than we think and is doing it on purpose to get a move - he wouldn't be the first or last player to do that!"
Squarefootball writer and West Ham fan Mitch Waddon
"I would make him sit in the reserves. He almost wants to be sacked so he can find a new club. Leave him there to rot."
Sunderland fan Tony Ratton
"Peter Odemwingie should look for a new club. I very much doubt whether the Baggies fans can ever fully forgive him for that transfer window incident. "
Squarefootball writer and Birmingham City fan Steve Coulter
"I think West Brom should get rid of Peter Odemwingie. He is causing too much trouble and is not worth the hassle. Albion should have sold him to QPR when they had the chance. I am sure Steve Clarke would prefer to keep Romelu Lukaku at The Hawthorns."
"Odemwingie wants to leave, so WBA should sell - in fact they should have sold in January because it will be tough to get a decent price now."
So that's what they think, but what would you do with him? Is there any way back for him at West Brom?
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