SPURS TO SELL ACADEMY PRODUCT TO SLOVENIA
Slovenian outfit Olimpija Ljubljana have acquired Tottenham academy product Nathan Oduwa on a permanent deal, according to the club’s official twitter handle.
The Premier League side agreed to sell of the player to the PrvaLiga defending champions as negotiations were mutually beneficent.
“We have reached agreement with Slovenian top-flight side Olimpija Ljubjana for the transfer of Nathan Oduwa. We wish Nathan all the best,” the tweet from @SpursOfficial read.
Before now there were reports that both sides were discussing transfers. The 20-year old made the headlines last year when he did rainbow flicks whilst on half-season loan to Rangers FC. The Scottish side were in the second division then with Mark Warburton managing them. His moves angered the player there. He spent some time there but he gradually faded into the background.
Oduwa eventually left the side, spending time at lower tiers of English football like Colchester United and Peterborough United. He returned to White Hart Lane early this year. He has been with the Under 21 development squad before this transfer to Slovenia.
Ljubljana won their league last term, making it to the second round of the Champions League before they were knocked out in the second qualification round based on away rules after the 6-6 aggregate score against Slovakian side AS Trencin.
Many see the move as a weird one except there are unknown conditions. The transfer fee is kept secret, but the player was most likely not making his way into the senior team soon, or even the feeder team. Slovenia would likely appreciate his flicks more than England and Scotland.