Clarke Oduor quit Leeds United on transfer deadline day.
Leeds United lost yet another player to Barnsley on deadline day.
The Whites had previously sold Mallik Wilks and Aapo Halme to their Yorkshire rivals earlier in the summer, but the Tykes completed the hat-trick by snapping up Clarke Oduor for an undisclosed fee on Thursday.
It was something of a shock when Leeds announced his departure, given that there wasn’t any speculation leading up to it.
The 20-year-old, a Thorp Arch academy product, had been at Leeds for many years and received some well wishes from old team-mates.
And one of the players who reached out to Oduor was Kemar Roofe, who also left United this week, joining Anderlecht in Belgium.
The 25-year-old attacker wrote ‘Congrats bro’ in a response to his old team-mate’s Instagram post.
Big things were expected of Oduor, who Marcelo Bielsa took on the team’s pre-season tour of Australia last month.
It wouldn’t be a good look if he turns out to be class in the Championship, but it’s worth pointing out that Bielsa has a deluge of quality left-back options so, from the player’s perspective, he was right to leave.