Former Super Eagles forward, Peter Osaze Odemwingie, is on the verge of completing a move to Indonesia Liga 1 side, East Java’s Madura United.
Odemwingie, 35, after a loan spell at Bristol City, was released by Rotherham United in January.
The former West Brom, Cardiff and Stoke striker is set to be the second biggest signing ahead of the Indonesian new season after Persib Bandung announced the signing ex-Chelsea star Michael Essien last week.
Odemwingie will play some pre-season games with his new side in Cilacap, Central Java, and Yogyakarta. The exhibition games will serve as test matches for the former Bendel Insurance player before his medicals on the March 30.
“The agreement with the player is 99 percent complete as we’ve agreed on the pre-contract conditions,” Madura United team manager Haruna Soemitro said in an interview with id.qejuu.
“Odemwingie’s quality conforms to the team’s current needs, yet we need to see his performance during the preseason matches in Cilacap and Yogyakarta next week,” he added.
“We will see in the series of the matches if he (Odemwingie) will adapt quickly.
“If it turns out he was not tuned with us of course we will look for other players.”
The Indonesian Football Association, or PSSI, recently announced that the 18 clubs of the Liga 1 have the right to sign only one foreign player, who must be a marquee one — who had played in the FIFA World Cup or for the European top flight leagues..