Wolverhampton Wanderers has agreed to terms with Club Brugge of the Belgian Pro League for Owen Otasowie, and the former West Ham United youth player should join the Belgian champions within the next 24 hours.

According to reports, the 20-year-old has signed a four-year contract that runs until the end of 2025.

Otasowie, a 6’2” midfielder, represented the USA Under-18s and later made his debut for the senior team last November when he was substituted in for the friendly against Wales that ended in a 0-0 draw.

Otasowie made his first-team debut for Wolves in December 2019, in a Europa League clash against Besiktas.

He finally made his maiden Premier League appearance a victory over Chelsea last December when he came on as a substitute.

Club Brugge’s title has given them a slot in the upcoming UEFA Champions League group stages, which will start next month.

Otasowie becomes the fourth American in Belgium’s top flight, joining Chris Durkin of Sint Truiden, Mark McKenzie of Genk, and Sam Vines who recently signed with Royal Antwerp.

By Michael Adubato

The old man of Yanks-Abroad, having been around since the very beginning in 2004, Known as the resident Belgian expert since that’s where he has lived for a couple of decades. Over the years he has interviewed Nats such as Kasey Keller, Brian McBride, Oguchi Onyewu, Jozy Altidore and Tim Weah, to name a few. When not working the day job, he can often be found in stadiums around Europe, watching games from the top flight to the lower leagues. To prove that he is not just a pretty face, Mike received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland and a Masters from the University of Oklahoma. Boomer Sooner! On a non-soccer note, Adubato has just released a book of poetry from his travels, Missing the Exit, published by Broken Keys Publishing in Ottawa, Canada. So that must make him the YA poet laureate! You can grab your copy on Amazon.com, order online and pick it up and Barnes & Noble or get an e-copy at various outlets.

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