Tottenham offer Man City player chance to secure future as summer transfer priority clear

Latest Tottenham transfer news and rumours ahead of the summer.

Tottenham Hotspur have handed a trial to Ghana young talent Kwaku Oduroh, who still has a year left on his deal at Manchester City.

The 19-year-old has played 13 times for the Citizens' U23s side this campaign, but the SportsWorldGhana website reports that Pep Guardiola is willing to let their former U18s captain leave the club.

The upcoming prospect has most often played at right-back but is also capable of playing a more forward position on the right wing too, as well as in holding midfield.

Oduroh skippered the Manchester City U18s side to the U18 Premier League title in 2020/21 in an indication of his potential.

And the trialist will now try to impress at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with seemingly little future ahead at the Etihad.

Manchester City's own website describes the player as a 'committed defensive presence'.

Spurs are expected to be in the market for a senior right wing-back this coming summer, with speculation that Brazilian full-back Emerson Royal or Republic of Ireland defender Matt Doherty may be allowed to depart the club.

While Antonio Conte's side have been linked with Nottingham Forest's Djed Spence, Southampton's Valentino Livramento and Brighton & Hove Albion's Tariq Lamptey, it could be that they look to bring in Oduroh as a younger option too.

The Lilywhites missed out on the signing of Wolves winger Adama Traore, who was expected to play at right-wing-back had he arrived, and should Barcelona not trigger an option to sign the Spaniard permanently in the summer, Spurs could conceivably move for the fleet footed wide-man again then, after having bids rejected in the last two transfer windows.

Conte was asked on Thursday about the improvement the head coach has overseen in Doherty recently, and the former Wolves right wing-back has been in fine form recently, with three assists and a goal to his name in his last two Premier League matches.

"For sure Matt is a player that improved a lot from when I arrived. We work, we work hard, on the tactical aspect, on the physical aspect, with the video, with analysis video," said Conte.

"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.

"Now he is showing also personality, to be confident and for me with this system, the wing-backs are very, very important, very important. To have this improvement is good," said the Italian, who may yet have found the right-sided option for his team's immediate future.