Spireites bring in Humphreys
Cardiff have reportedly joined the race to sign striker Peter
Odemwingie, who is unlikely to go on West Brom’s pre-season tour to
Bluebirds boss Malky Mackay is keen to bolster his attacking
options ahead of the new Premier League campaign – but has been
frustrated in his attempts to land Blackpool boss Tom Ince, who is
believed to have turned down a move to Wales despite his club
agreeing a fee for his services.
The Birmingham Mail reports that Albion outcast Odemwingie is
now on Cardiff’s radar, but he has a number of summer suitors, with
Crystal Palace, West Ham, Swansea, Hull and Fulham also reportedly
Palace were believed to be at the front of the queue for his
signature and have held discussions with Albion – but the two
parties are still some way apart in their valuations of the
Odemwingie is almost certain to be left out of Albion’s
eight-day trip to Austria, having not been included in first-team
duties since the players returned to pre-season training earlier
He still has a year left to run on his contract at West Brom,
but reports suggest that a bid of around Â£1.5million
could be enough to lure the Baggies to the negotiating table.
The former Hartlepool player displayed his versatility in
numerous positions during a 12-year career at Victoria Park where
he made over 500 appearances.
Humphreys, now 35, had been on trial with the Spireites after
being released by Pools and impressed boss Paul Cook enough to
secure a contract.
“I’m really excited at the prospect of a fresh challenge,”
Humphreys told Chesterfield’s official website.
“I’ve been so impressed with the players, management team and
facilities at the club and I can’t wait to get started.
“This is a fantastic football club and I can’t wait to get
Cook added: “Ritchie’s had a good career and we’re delighted
he’s agreed to join us.
“He has trained with us and showed great professionalism with a
superb attitude to training. He’ll offer cover in various