Otim is a 20-year-old who was released by Barnsley at the end of last season after a year with the club. He’s a former Forest trainee who left them at the end of the 2018 season having come through the youth ranks.
When he signed for Barnsley he is reported as saying: “I’m really happy about the opportunity I have here at Barnsley, the faith they’ve shown in me, and I am ready to show the faith back.
“I am a central midfielder, but if I needed to fill in at: right back, right wing, left wing, behind the striker I can do that. I want to show what I’m made of and push on.”
That’s interesting because it’s perhaps the sort of player Danny is looking to bring in next; a ‘Jack of all trades’ who could offer cover from the bench in the event of injury. The fact is our budget will only go so far and having a player who can fill several positions will be useful.
However, a central midfielder by trade is not what we need.