Despite the transfer deadline being 5PM, clubs are given a little extra time to finalise any deals that were agreed prior to the deadline.
This has happened with Leeds and Barnsley. Though the deal for Tom Pearce to switch to Barnsley fell through, a deal for Barnsley to take Clarke Odour from Leeds has taken place.
The 20 year old had only made a couple of appearances for Leeds but had featured heavily for Carlos Corberan’s highly succesful U23s side as they romped to the league title last year. Odour made his debut for Leeds in the FA Cup loss to QPR last season.
Mainly operating on the left side, whether it be in defence of midfield, Odour was said to be a particular favourite of Marcelo Bielsa and one who we could see featuring in increasing amounts in the forthcoming season. This is a somewhat surprising transfer therefore.
Though the financial package involved in the deal has not been revealed, one assumes it was certainly higher than Leeds’ valuation of the player. It’s not though that Odour’s wages were too high and so FFP obligations are not so much of a reason for this deal to be sanctioned.
Clarke Odour becomes the third player to move to Leeds from Barnsley this season, with the youngster following Malik Wilks and Aapo Halme to Oakwell.