Nathan Oduwa explains Tottenham transfer, claims interest from rivals Chelsea

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Nathan Oduwa claims Chelsea wanted to sign him when he joined Tottenham.

Tottenham-owned winger Nathan Oduwa has told the Rangers official YouTube channel that he had interest from Chelsea before his move to Spurs.

Oduwa, 19, is currently out on loan at Rangers as Spurs look to give him valuable first team experience this season, and Rangers boss Mark Warburton is trusted having helped develop Spurs midfielder Alex Pritchard at Brentford last season.

The winger has impressed so far at Ibrox, with his pace and remarkable trickery causing no end of problems down the flanks for Rangers.

His displays have prompted Spurs fans to wonder whether he could break in to the first team at White Hart Lane somewhere down the line, and now the winger has given those supporters an insight in to how he joined the club in the first place.

Speaking to the Rangers official YouTube channel, Oduwa explained that as a youngster, he had interest from Chelsea as well as Spurs - but after a six-week trial with Tottenham, he made his decision.

"I think it was when I was in about Year Six, and I played for a team called Tooting and Mitcham, they were like a semi-pro team back then," said Oduwa on when he first knew of interest in his services.

"That was the first time I got scouted for Chelsea and Tottenham, but I got sent to Tottenham first. I did a six-week trial, then got signed and the rest is history," he added.

It's still early in Oduwa's career, and he does need to work on his final ball and end product, but with his pace and audacity for the spectacular when it comes to flicks and tricks, there is plenty of potential there for Rangers and Spurs to work with - and Tottenham will be hoping that they beat their London rivals Chelsea to a real gem.

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