Owen Otasowie’s exit from Wolves has been confirmed.
The American midfielder has joined Club Brugge after reportedly refusing a new contact earlier this summer.
Earlier this week, it was reported that his exit was well and truly on the cards.
Now it’s a done deal and Wolves technical director Scott Sellars has spoken to the club website about the decision to sell Otasowie.
“Our academy brought a boy from London at 15 and really developed him to become a full international and play in the Premier League, which shows the great work being done here.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for Owen to further his career,” said Sellars. “Our job is to develop players to fulfil their potential.
“If it’s to play in our first-team then great, but it is obviously very difficult to make the grade in the Premier League, so if it means we’ll develop them and sell them, that is an important part of our strategy as well.
“We have worked hard to develop Owen as a player and person. We have turned a young prospect into a multi-million pound player. That will only benefit the Wolves Academy and our other young players coming through.”
When we covered Wolves fans reacting to the initial bid, reportedly around £4 million, there was a mixed reaction.
Some feel that the club are paying the price for Nuno Espirito Santo not giving the midfielder enough chances.
But once Otasowie wasn’t going to sign a new deal, a sale was almost inevitable given he had less than a year left.
Otasowie has the ability to go on and have a great career elsewhere, and Wolves fans will likely watch his progress keenly.
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