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Madura United in talks to sign Peter Odemwingie

Madura United FC are planning on signing Peter Odemwingie as a marquee player in order to prepare for 2017 League 1, which will kick off on 15 April.

The use of a marquee player has been validated and approved by the PSSI for the participants of the League 1. So far, Persib is the only club to make use of this as they signed former Chelsea star Michael Essien earlier this week.

Odemwingie has been a free agent since January 25, 2017, which means Madura United have a very big chance to sign him.

Madura’s president, Achsanul Qosasi said he will discuss the issue of recruiting Odemwingie with the sponsor. The club’s transfer fund is nearly depleted, so it might need an injection of funds from sponsors.

“If the sponsors want to pay these players, we will use the marquee player quota, because of the club’s budget is no longer possible. I’ll talk with the advisors,” Achsanul added.

Peter Odemwingie is most famously known for his stints at Premier League clubs West Bromwich Albion, Cardiff City and Stoke City, where he scored 36 goals in 129 appearances.

The 35-year-old striker made his debut for the Nigeria national football team in 2002 and has represented the country over 60 times, including at two World Cups (2010, 2014) and four Africa Cup of Nations (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010), as well as winning silver medal at the 2008 Olympics.