Albion optimism over Odemwingie

BY foxsports • May 30, 2011

The prolific forward has enjoyed a stunning debut campaign in the Premier League after arriving from Lokomotiv Moscow last summer, notching up 15 goals and a string of impressive performances for the Baggies. The 29-year-old Nigeria international has a year remaining on his current contract plus a further year's option in Albion's favour, but has inevitably attracted attention from elsewhere. However, the Baggies have opened talks with Odemwingie and his agent over an extension of his existing deal, and sporting and technical director Dan Ashworth is optimistic of keeping him when negotiations resume later this summer. "We have spoken to Peter and we have spoken to Peter's representatives," Ashworth told the Express and Star. "We know where they are and they know where we are and I don't foresee any great problems in sorting out a new contract. "Things have been held up because all of the relevant parties are away. "But once we can get everybody together I'm optimistic we'll be OK."

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