Man City decision hints at Tottenham summer transfer opportunity after trial

Latest Tottenham transfer news and rumours involving Manchester City ahead of the summer window.

Manchester City youth defender Kwaku Oduroh looks likely to remain with the Premier League champions rather than make an immediate move to Tottenham Hotspur.

Pep Guardiola's side had released the 19-year-old to go on trial with Spurs, and the right-back or right-sided midfielder then played 90 minutes for the Tottenham Hotspur U23s side against Leeds United at the end of February.

However, the player returned to the Citizens and then turned out for Manchester City U23s in their 0-0 draw against Liverpool U23s. A result that pushes Manchester City closer to retaining their Premier League 2, Division 1 title.

Oduroh has been with City since the age of nine and captained the 2021 Champions League finalists to their U18s league title win in 2021.

However, the full-back is out of contract in the summer and appears to be available for other teams, hinting that his contract will not be renewed in the summer. It remains to be seen if the Ghana-born youngster has done enough to earn a move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Oduroh has made 14 appearances for the Under-23s this season so far, and played the majority of games in the UEFA Youth League for Brian Barry-Murphy's team.

The versatile defender is reported to have impressed the City coaching staff with his performance against the Reds, that keeps the Manchester outfit within reach of another youth title, as they hold an eight-point gap over second place West Ham.

Despite his inexperience, Oduroh may have been looked at as a potential solution to Tottenham's right-sided problems in the future, where Emerson Royal has not impressed playing at wing-back for the senior side.

Irishman Matt Doherty has made the right-sided berth his own in recent weeks, after starting the last six games straight for Antonio Conte's side, who are expected to recruit another right-sided player in the summer.

"For sure Matt is a player that improved a lot from when I arrived," the Italian explained ahead of facing Manchester United recently. "We work, we work hard, on the tactical aspect, on the physical aspect, with the video, with analysis video.

"During this process, there are players that improve more quickly than the others, and Matt, I think, he improved a lot in these four and a half months," added Conte.