Odemwingie Joins Rotherham United On A Short Deal

Championship outfit Rotherham United has completed the signing of former Nigeria and West Bromwich Albion forward Osaze Odemwingie,on a short term deal,subject to to FA and EFL ratification.

Odemwingie, completed the move yesterday when he signed a deal that will see him stay with The Millers till January  of 2017.

The 35-year-old Nigerian was a free agent after being released by Stoke in the summer and becomes new manager Kenny Jackett’s first signing, only days after taking the reins from Alan Stubbs at the club.

Earlier in the summer tried out with promoted Premier League team Hull City and had hoped of winning a contract with the Tigers, but wasn’t offered a one.

League One side Bolton Wanderers revealed he was training with them on Friday.

But the Bolton News reported that an injury to Wanderers midfielder Tom Thorpe could force the club to seek to sign a midfielder instead of a forward.

Contrary to this claim,Sky Sports reports that the former Stoke City forward said he favoured a move to a Championship over a team in League one.

He said: “Rotherham and Bolton showed interest over the weekend. Time is not on my side at my age and the Championship is a bit closer to where I wish to be.

“Thanks to Bolton for their interest in me but I’m really pleased to join Rotherham. Kenny showed some interest in me a few months ago and we have been in touch since then. I am pleased he got a job and he offered me a contract.

“My intuition said I’d be fine and that something would come along eventually. Playing well in the Premier League is still helping me now. Class is permanent, form is temporary, so I just need to find my form. All the movements are still there.”

The forward became infamous for a botched move from WestBrom to Queens Park Rangers on Deadline Day in the summer of 2013. 

His first club in English football was WestBromwich Albion after he arrived from Russian club,Lokomotiv Moscow.