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Clarke Oduor has completed a surprise move away from Leeds United, with the youngster linking up with Barnsley on a permanent deal.

Leeds have had a big focus this summer on moving out fringe players to make way for new signings, but appeared to be done with the transfer window closing today at 5pm.

However, the Whites have just announced that Oduor has left Elland Road in a permanent deal, linking up with Barnsley across the Championship on a deal until 2023.

Oduor, who can operate at full-back and in a more advanced position, made just one senior appearance for the Elland Road side, which came during the FA Cup defeat to Queens Park Rangers back in January.

Despite heavy involvement with the under-23s on top of that cup outing, Oduor’s spell with Leeds is now over and he becomes the third member of the Leeds side to head to Oakwell.

Barnsley have already signed Aapo Halme and Mallik Wilks, with the latter featuring at the weekend as Barnsley picked up an impressive 1-0 victory over Fulham.

The Verdict

This is a surprise, particularly with the 20-year-old leaving Elland Road on a permanent deal.

After a debut and such success with the under-23s last season, many saw Oduor as one player that could push the first-team at Leeds this season.

However, when you consider Oduor is 20, and first-team opportunities are likely with Barnsley, things begin to make a little bit more sense.

Thoughts? Let us know!


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