Leyton Orient sell star winger Moses Odubajo to Brentford

Moses Odubajo has moved to Brentford: Simon O'Connor

Moses Odubajo has moved to Brentford: Simon O'Connor

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Leyton Orient have agreed to sell winger Moses Odubajo to Brentford in a record equalling transfer deal.

The O's were always likely to face a battle to hold onto their star talent after missing out on promotion following their play-off final defeat at Wembley.

Odubajo attracted plenty of interest from Premier League clubs, including Tottenham Hotspur, but has agreed to join newly-promoted Championship side Brentford.

The deal matches the fee received for Gabriel Zakuani in 2006 when he moved to Fulham and although undisclosed is in excess of £1m. 

The 20-year-old's performances for Orient last season helped them finish third in League 1. Odubajo netted 12 goals, including a spectacular strike at Wembley in their defeat to Rotherham United, during 57 appearances in the campaign.

Odubajo made 116 appearances for the O's after making his debut for the club in 2011 against Dagenham & Redbridge in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Brentford's was the only serious offer for the Greenwich-born wideman, who had made his intention to play in the Championship clear to the club.

Orient chairman Barry Hearn is currently in talks with Italian businessman Francesco Becchetti over the sale of the club.

This is likely to be a priority but manager Russell Slade will be keen to find a replacement for Odubajo with pre-season training set to start next week. 

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2:16am Sat 28 Jun 14

Villagecranberry says...

And Hearn sells then runs away after selling the club to Italy.

He talks with fork tongue.

Orient in troubles now. I cry now.
And Hearn sells then runs away after selling the club to Italy. He talks with fork tongue. Orient in troubles now. I cry now. Villagecranberry
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6:13pm Sat 28 Jun 14

ColinOrient says...

Unbelievable that a player with this man's ability has chosen to go there. An awful move and his agent should be sacked. Moses mate, sorry to say it, but come August 2015, you'll be back doing the rounds at Oldham, Crawley and the like. As soon as Warbarton rang he should have hung up and waited for a manager of a proper football club. Whatever next? Coxy and Clarkey to Southend for 50 grand?
Unbelievable that a player with this man's ability has chosen to go there. An awful move and his agent should be sacked. Moses mate, sorry to say it, but come August 2015, you'll be back doing the rounds at Oldham, Crawley and the like. As soon as Warbarton rang he should have hung up and waited for a manager of a proper football club. Whatever next? Coxy and Clarkey to Southend for 50 grand? ColinOrient
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