Odemwingie admits Prem wish
Peter Odemwingie has admitted that he would be attracted by a move to the Premier League.
By James Appell
Last Updated: 18/01/09 4:33pm
Lokomotiv Moscow striker Peter Odemwingie has admitted that he would be attracted by a move to the Premier League.
The Nigerian international also added that a move before the end of the January transfer window is not an unrealistic target.
Everton are said to be interested in signing the striker due to their many injury problems up front this season but could face stiff competition from Roma.
The 27-year-old is an attractive proposition having gained Uefa Champions League experience when playing in France for Lille.
"Clubs have shown and continue to show an interest in me from Europe, Odemwingie told Russian newspaper Sovetsky Sport.
"I'm more and more often thinking about continuing my career in the West. This wish is a lot to do with the Nigerian National team.
"It is getting close to the World Cup in South Africa. The fans are getting more interested in the national team, but practically never see my games in Russia.
"All of Nigeria has for a long time been hooked on the English Premier League, they show it everywhere.
"Everybody advises me, even asks me, the people from the Federation, friends, fans - transfer to England."
Odemwingie is currently on a warm weather training camp with Lokomotiv during the Russian league's off season and his coach at Lokomotiv played down any move.
"It's a normal ambition. Peter openly speaks to me about his options, including England," Rashid Rakhimov said.
"The most important thing is that there is no fire-sale and no speculation."