Wolves completed two player sales earlier this week, as Rafa Mir and Owen Otasowie left the club.

The Spaniard has joined Sevilla for a fee of around £13.7 million, while Otasowie has moved to Belgium with Club Brugge.

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The USA international is reported to have transferred for about £3.5 million.

Otasowie had entered the final year of his contract at Molineux, although Wolves did have the option to extend by a further year.

But according to The Athletic, Wolves made the decision to sell after he rejected their offer of a new deal.

That offer came despite Otasowie apparently being ‘perennially late’ for things such as training and seeing teammates.

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Owen Otasowie (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The publication add that Otasowie had an ‘overreliance’ on his natural ability, and lacked the appropriate level of application and discipline.


It is also claimed by The Athletic that the 20-year-old sometimes spoke in a disrespectful tone to senior staff, and was ‘overly laidback’.

After making his Premier League debut for Wolves back in December, Otasowie would finish the 2020/21 season with just six appearances to his name.

Decision is understandable

Otasowie may well flourish in Belgium, but fans need not feel disappointed about him moving on.

If The Athletic are to be believed, then it is probably the right call.

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Owen Otasowie (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Otasowie has big potential no doubt, but the article suggests he was ‘misguided’, and hopefully he is able to mature in the coming years.

Given this information, Wolves securing a £3.5 million fee for Otasowie is not bad business.

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