Albion snap up Odemwingie

Nigerian jets in and hopes to feature against Black Cats

Odemwingie: Albion move

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West Brom boss Roberto Di Matteo has added to his attacking options by recruiting Lokomotiv Moscow striker Peter Odemwingie.

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The Nigerian international has linked up with the Baggies for an undisclosed fee and could feature in Saturday's test against Sunderland should his international clearance go through in time.

Odemwingie, 29, passed a medical at The Hawthorns last Friday and the two parties have now finalised terms to make him the Baggies' sixth signing of the summer.

Di Matteo told the club's official website: "I'm delighted to welcome Peter to the club.

Calibre

"He is an exciting international, has a great CV and I'm sure seeing a player of his calibre coming into the club will give everyone a lift.

"Peter has got great pace, is two-footed, scores goals and has good experience at a very high level.

"We've brought him in as a striker but he can also play out wide and sometimes in a central role."

Odemwingie was on target for Nigeria in a friendly defeat against South Korea nine days ago after featuring twice for his country during their World Cup campaign.

He netted 21 times in 70 starts for Lokomotiv and departed Russia late on Thursday night before linking up with his new team-mates prior to the visit of Sunderland.

Odemwingie started his career at CSKA Moscow, before moving onto Belgian side La Louviere and French club Lille, where he played in the Champions League.