It is a bit of a sorry tale so far, life as a free agent has not been kind to Aramide Oteh and the 22-year-old is still looking for a club as we return to a full EFL schedule after the international break.
Despite managing five goals and three assists in 30 appearances in 2020/21, mainly in League Two loan spells with Stevenage and Colchester United, it has been a frustrating summer for Oteh who came closest to finding a club in an unsuccessful trial period at Doncaster Rovers.
With experience to varied success in a variety of attacking roles it is a surprise to see Oteh still looking for a club, his promise in the last couple of seasons should make him an attractive proposition for League Two suitors.
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There could have been some negotiation breakdowns over wages that have gone on in the background this summer, but the concerning state of affairs is that at 22 years old the former Tottenham Hotspur academy player will be observing the Football League action from outside the professional game.
The duty of care Queens Park Rangers have for young players once they have been let go by the club should ensure that he has the right mentors around him during this uncertain time.
The 22-year-old has demonstrated he has what it takes to be an effective player particularly at League Two level and therefore, if he can prove his fitness, the Londoner should hopefully find a new destination sooner rather than later.