Kenyan winger Clarke Oduor has joined Barnsley from Leeds United for an undisclosed fee. The 20-year-old left-footer is a product of the Leeds United academy but found playtime hard to come by last season. He made just one first-team appearance in 2018/2019, a substitute cameo against Queens Park Rangers in the Emirates FA Cup back in January.
📰 | #LUFC winger Clarke Oduor has today joined Barnsley on a permanent transfer
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 8, 2019
“I’m excited for the new challenge and what it’s going to bring. It’s great that Barnsley has 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 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, he told the club website.
Oduor’s versatility is one of his main strengths along with his pace and eye for goal. Judging by the reactions to the news on Twitter, Leeds United fans are not happy to see an academy graduate leave.
Well this came out of nowhere……. he was a fantastic prospect, thought he would break through this year!
What’s with Barnsley taking all our players anyway 😂 signing them just to get Bielsa’s tactics or something? #lufc
— Leeds Everywhere 🌍 (@LeedsEverywhere) August 8, 2019
I honestly don’t understand this club sometimes 🤯
— Chantelle (@clunn1989) August 8, 2019