Exclusive: Tottenham terminate striker's contract
By Editor Wayne Veysey
Tottenham have terminated the contract of teenage striker Aramide Oteh, Football Insider can reveal.
New documents registered with the Football Association show that the centre-forward, 18, had his contract cancelled by mutual consent on 27 February.
There has been no announcement from Tottenham about Oteh leaving, and the player still has a profile on the official Spurs website.
But paperwork on the official FA website shows that the youngster’s contract freed him to end his decade-long association with Tottenham at the end of last month.
Lewisham-born Oteh joined Spurs when he first began training with the club’s Under-8s and he joined their academy full-time in the summer of 2015 on a two-year scholarship contract.
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It was due to expire in the summer but the striker and the club have taken the decision to terminate it four months early.
Oteh has subsequently been on trial at Championship club QPR and was named in their Under-23s side that won 1-0 at Leeds on Monday in the Professional Development League Two fixture.
Oteh played the full 90 minutes of the reserves match as he aims to catch the eye of the west London club and win a contract.
However, he wasted one glorious chance when he blazed a penalty over the crossbar following a Paudie O’Connor challenge.
There has been no official announcement from either Tottenham or QPR about Oteh’s exit or the fact he is undergoing a trial at Loftus Road, although that is not unusual for academy players.
Oteh had also appeared in the QPR Under-23s team that beat Cardiff 2-0 last month.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the London giants have won the race to sign a 32-goal striker who has taken the league by storm.