Peter Odemwingie was involved in a hilarious attempt to try and secure a move to Queens Park Rangers in 2013, where he drove to Loftus Road in the hope of getting a deal secured on deadline day
In a recent interview, ex-West Bromwich Albion forward Peter Odemwingie joked wantaway striker Harry Kane “could be the first” to replicate his infamous transfer stunt.
Kane has been linked away with a move from Tottenham, with reports suggesting Manchester City is the most likely landing spot for the England captain.
Football fans will remember Odemwingie hilariously trying to force through a move to Queens Park Rangers from West Bromwich Albion in 2013.
After a successful three-year spell with the Baggies, Odemwingie tried to force through a January transfer to then-Premier League QPR, driving down to London and waiting in the car park of Loftus Road.
The move fell through, and Odemwingie returned to the West Midlands as an Albion player.
In speaking about the Tottenham talisman, Odemwingie stated: “I think he needs another step of inspiration, bigger players around him, to become one of the greats.
“Is he one of the elite? Yeah, he’s close for me, but not yet there. I think this is an opportunity for him to become proper elite.”
Man City boss Pep Guardiola will not only be encouraged by his goalscoring as Kane has demonstrated himself to be one of the league’s best creators, laying on 14 assists last campaign, good for the most in England’s top division.
However, It is believed that Kane will struggle to find a move away from Tottenham this summer, as Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is committed to holding on to his prized asset.
Kane still has three years remaining on his deal in North London, and reports suggest that Levy will use this leverage to demand a hefty fee, deterring potential suitors.
On Thursday, Guardiola expressed his admiration for Kane but acknowledged it will be difficult to sign him this summer; he said: “He is a player for Tottenham Hotspur, and if Tottenham don’t want to negotiate, it is finished.
“I think Man City and many clubs in the world want to try to sign him, we are not an exception, but it depends on Tottenham.
“It is different to Jack [Grealish]. He had the release [clause], and Jack is different. Harry is exceptional, and we are interested in him, but if Tottenham don’t want to negotiate, nothing more to say.”
Kane took to Instagram to respond to allegations that he has not been turning up to training, declaring that it is something he has never done and would never do.
The public statement suggests that he is not hopeful he will get his wish to join Manchester City and might have to spend another season as a Tottenham Hotspur player.