Manchester City have released academy defender Kwaku Oduroh, who had a trial with Tottenham earlier this year.
Oduroh, a right-back who is also capable of playing as a holding midfielder, had progressed through the age groups at City all the way from the Under-9 level.
The youngster captained City’s Under-18 side to the U18 Premier League title last season and featured 16 times for their Under-23s this campaign (Transfermarkt).
Oduroh spent a brief spell at Tottenham back in March, even starting for Spurs’ Under-23s in their 2-2 draw against Leeds, with GhanaSoccerNet subsequently claiming that the defender was ‘closing in’ on a move to North London.
Manchester Evening News reported at the time that City were fearful of losing the 19-year-old but added that the youngster had not made a decision on his future.
However, it has now been confirmed that Oduroh has departed the Etihad after he was named by City as one of five players being released at the end of their contracts (Premierleague.com).
It remains to be seen whether Spurs will now offer the right-back a contract, having had a close look at him a few months ago.
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The fact that Oduroh captained City’s Under-18s last season and that the Premier League champions were reportedly intent on keeping him, suggests that he is very highly thought of. So, if Spurs do manage to snap up the youngster, it could turn out to be a real coup for the North London club.
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