Odemwingie set for West Brom exit

Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion - Premier LeagueWest Brom head coach Steve Clarke has admitted that striker Peter Odemwingie is likely to leave the club at the end of the season.

Odemwingie has courted plenty of controversy this season, having tried to force through a move to QPR on transfer deadline day before insulting the club in a series of twitter comments.

The Nigeria international has expressed a desire to leave the club and his relationship with the fans appears to have completely broken down, with the forward roundly booed at The Hawthorns.

And Clarke conceded that it is highly unlikely the 31-year-old will still be a part of his first-team next season.

“His future will be decided in the summer,” Clarke said. “Do I think he will be a West Brom player next season? No I don’t.

“I don’t do the deals, I’m the head coach, but I was asked a question and I gave an honest answer. I don’t think he will be here next season.”

Odemwingie has appeared 97 times in the league for West Brom, scoring 30 goals after signing in August 2010 from Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow.

West Brom suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat to Norwich City at Carrow Road on Sunday and finish their Premier League season at home to Manchester United.