Kenyan winger Clarke Oduor has ditched Leeds United for rival English Championship side, Barnsley.
The 20-year old Kenyan born winger has been in Leeds’ books since 2010 but has now ended the near decade-long association with the club and joined Barnsley on a four-year deal.
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Oduor was highly rated within the United ranks and his deadline day move away from the club came as a surprise although it’s believed that desire to play more motivated him to move away from Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
Born in Siaya Kenya before his parents relocated to the UK, Oduor made his professional debut in January 2019 against Queens Park Rangers.
He was an unused substitute when Leeds United played Manchester United in a friendly match in July.
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He is in line to make his Barnsley against Sheffield United on Saturday.
He spoke of his delight at joining Barnsley
"I’m excited about the new challenge and what it’s going to bring. It’s great that Barnsley have faith in me and they want me so much and, for me personally, it’s a great boost.
Knowing a few lads here will help me settle into the club a lot easier and help me hit the ground running. I spoke to Wilksy a few times, he gave me a heads up about what it’s like here and everything was all positive.
“I can bring the attacking pace down the left, creativity and hopefully a few assists. I’ve played a lot on the left-wing and at left-back, so I’m quite versatile.”
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TUKO.c.ke previously reported that Oduor made the cut to join Bielsa's team for the pre-season tour of Australia and was on the bench against the Red Devils.
The Kenyan ace signed professional terms with the club on January 16, 2017 and went on to impress club eggheads.
The 20-year old right winger made his senior debut for Leeds in January 6 against Queens Park Rangers.
The versatile midfielder made appearances in both the Under-18s and Under-23s Read more:
Story by Kevin Kimutai, TUKO Correspondent.
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