Odemwingie hoping for new Stoke City contract

Osaze Odemwingie

Nigerian striker, Osaze Odemwingie, has reiterated his desire to stay on to play for EPL side Stoke City even after his current contract expires with the English club this summer.

Odemwingie, who is recuperating from an injury he suffered five months ago in the game against Manchester City, said he was positive that when he regains full fitness he would be able to show he still deserves to be kept by Stoke City.

The 33-year-old strike said he knows he has enough within him that can see him playing on at the top level like the Italian duo of Filippo Inzaghi Francesco Totti who showed top displays even as a ripe age of 38.

“I came into this season high on confidence after the World Cup and I’ve always thought I was going to be one of those players like (Filippo) Inzaghi or (Francesco) Totti who can carry on playing until they’re 38.

“It has been a big blow but hopefully I can get back and get my career going again as soon as possible.” Odemwingie said in his interview with Radio Stoke “I have not had discussions about extending my contract yet but there is no rush for that. “At the moment we are in the transfer window and there are players who are key to the team right now who have more pressing situations.

“I saw Peter Crouch saying he would like to stay not just for one year with Stoke, but maybe more and I am the same. It’s a really good place to be, a great club.

“You have to be realistic but if I can get back training and show the manager I can still put the ball in the net then everything else will take care of itself.

“You can lose form but you don’t lose your quality.”

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