By Harry Sykes
Winger Nathan Oduwa agreed a transfer from Tottenham to the Slovenian league this week after an initial salary misunderstanding, according to a report.
Spurs revealed on their official Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon that attacker Oduwa had settled terms with top tier outfit Olimpija Ljubljana.
This came just 24 hours after the reliable Slovenian news outlet Ekipa 24, who originally broke the story that the winger was closing in on a move from Tottenham to Olimpija, claimed that the transfer was dead in the water because of the 20-year-old’s wages.
It was said that the move would “not occur” because of a “misunderstanding” over how much Oduwa would be paid after his tax obligations.
However, a deal was subsequently thrashed out and the confusion over net and gross salary was cleared up.
The Slovenian club revealed on their official website that Oduwa has signed a three-year contract after ending his association with Tottenham.
We have reached agreement with Slovenian top-flight side Olimpija Ljubljana for the transfer of Nathan Oduwa. We wish Nathan all the best. pic.twitter.com/1QaJIJzHNX
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 14, 2017
Oduwa was able to agree a move outside of the main European transfer window, which has a 31 January cut-off, because the winter window in Slovenia remains open until 15 February.
Tottenham fans have reacted strongly to the departure of the 20-year-old academy product, with some claiming he was never given an opportunity at White Hart Lane, while others said he was not of the required standard.
Oduwa, whose dream of playing for Nigeria at the Olympics last summer was left in tatters when he was not selected after switching allegiance from England, has left Tottenham without playing a senior match for the club.
He has had four loan moves in recent years, including at Rangers and English lower league trio Luton, Peterborough and Colchester.
But Oduwa did not make a big impact at the quartet and will aim to revive his career at the club who are run by former Portsmouth and Sheffield Wednesday owner Milan Mandaric.
In other Tottenham transfer news, a forward has signed after Spurs agreed terms on an out-of-window deal.