The Whites have sold Oduor to their Championship rivals six months after signing a new contract at Elland Road.

A number of Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to comment on the news that academy graduate Clarke Oduor has left Elland Road to join Barnsley on a permanent transfer (official Leeds website).

The 20-year-old came through the ranks in the Whites youth setup and made one senior Leeds appearance, as a substitute against Queens Park Rangers in the FA Cup back in January.

Oduor makes the switch across Yorkshire, 24 miles south, linking up with the Tykes – also in the Championship – on a four-year deal, with the fee undisclosed by both clubs.


As mentioned in the Barnsley statement, the winger was included in Marcelo Bielsa’s first-team squad as Leeds toured Australia this summer, featuring in the 2-1 victory against Western Sydney Wanderers.

The Tykes described Oduor as a “versatile left-sided player” who “can operate comfortably both at left-back and on the left-wing, as well as featuring in a central area at times when called upon.”

Interestingly, Leeds only offered Oduor a new contract in mid-February, after he had already made his senior debut for the Whites – six months on, he has upped sticks.

Here is what some Leeds fans wrote on social media regarding Oduor’s permanent switch across Yorkshire:

Clarke joins Mallik Wilks and Aapo Halme in making the switch from Leeds to Barnsley this summer.

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