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Kenyan Defender Clarke Oduor Joins Barnsley

Harambee Stars prospect Clarke Oduor has joined English Championship side Barnsley on a four year deal this is according to the club.

In an announcement of their portal, Reds said that they had ruled the services of the 20-year-old from Sky Bet Championship rivals Leeds United.

Barnsley CEO Dane Murphy said of the signing: “Oduor is versatile player who can help us in a multitude of positions.

“It’s well known that Oduor is one of the most exciting young players in Yorkshire and the club feel lucky to have him, which is testament to the good work being done here.

“Our pursuit of Oduor started a while back and we were not going to relent until we were able to bring him in. Barnsley Football club are overjoyed to be able to complete this deadline day deal.”

On his part, Oduor said: “I’m excited for 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.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“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.”[/perfectpullquote]

Oduor, a naturally left-footed youngster was born on June 25, 1999, and started his career at Leeds United academy, going on to sign a professional contract with the senior team in 2017.

Reports had linked Oduor including AS Roma and Wolfsburg as well as sides in the English top flight and the Championship, but the midfielder has opted to join the Tykes.

Oduor joins teammates Mallik Wilks and Aapo Halme in making the switch from West to South Yorkshire this summer.

He is expected to make his debut for the Tykes at Sheffield on Saturday.


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