Odemwingie set for Baggies talks

Odemwingie scored 15 goals in the Premier League in his debut

season for the Baggies as they steered well clear of relegation.

The 29-year-old has one year remaining of his current deal plus the

option of a further 12 months, but Albion want to award him an

improved deal for his efforts. His agent David Omigie told the

Express and Star: “Talks should take place any time from now. “We

are just waiting to hear from the club but things should start any

moment now, hopefully in the next week or so. “Peter is okay. He is

very happy at West Brom and he will consider whatever is put on the

table by them. “No-one can say for sure what will happen in the

future and things will become clearer in the days and weeks ahead.”

Odemwingie, 29, was named the Premier League’s African Player of

the Season at the inaugural Best of Africa Awards on Sunday.

Meanwhile Albion are continuing their efforts to sign Israel

international striker Itay Shechter from Hapoel Tel Aviv. He is due

to hold talks with Baggies head coach Roy Hodgson in the next few

days. Hannover and Kaiserslautern are also in the hunt for

Shechter, who has won nine full caps.