Cardiff's Peter Odemwingie: 'A number of Premier League clubs wanted me'

Odemwingie: 'Many clubs wanted me'
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Peter Odemwingie says that a number of Premier League clubs wanted to sign him before he opted for a move to Cardiff City.

New Cardiff City forward Peter Odemwingie has revealed that a number of Premier League clubs were interested in signing him during the summer window.

The 32-year-old was expected to leave West Bromwich Albion after falling out of favour due to his failed attempt to sign for Queens Park Rangers in January.

Despite receiving an influx of offers, Odemwingie has stated that Cardiff was the "right move" for him.

"Early in the summer there was bids from Fulham and West Ham, that was turned down," Odemwingie said in a press conference. "A club from Dubai came in. Last week I think Stoke City and Swansea City [made bids]. It was a collective effort to make a decision."

Odemwingie secured his exit from The Hawthorns on deadline day.

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