Osaze Odemwingie’s 2013 transfer from West Brom Albion to Cardiff City forms part of a £10 million damages claim launched by the Welsh club against former boss, Malky Mackay, it has been revealed.
Cardiff has lodged a claim of dishonest conspiracy against Mackay; their former Director of Football, Iain Moody; and three agents – David Manasseh, Rob Segal and John Inglis.
The Championship club claimed the five men conspired to defraud the club in 2013 over the Steven Caulker’s £8.5 million transfer from Tottenham and Odemwingie’s £2.5 million transfer from The Hawthorns.
They hold Mackay and Moody responsible as two principal officers of the club overseeing transfer business.
Vincent Tan, Cardiff’s owner, has spent more than three years and £1 million investigating eight transfers during Mackay’s tenure.