Osho bids Luton Town farewell, steps into the unknown

Luton Town centre-back Gabriel Osho has confirmed his departure from Kenilworth Road after seeing out his contract with the Hatters.

The 25-year-old has been a free agent since his contract with Luton Town expired on June 30. Efforts by the club's hierarchy to tie him down to a new deal proved futile, with the Nigerian reportedly opting to seek pastures new elsewhere.

Osho wrote on X in a message reposted by the club's official Twitter account: “I love you guys so much! Thank you for everything over the past 3 years. Hope to see you all soon.”

The centre-back became a cult hero among Hatters fans after joining the first team, following loan spells at Yeovil and Rochdale. During the 2022-23 season, he scored in both the 2-0 win over arch-rivals Watford and the 2-0 play-off semi-final victory against Sunderland.

Although he struggled with injuries during Town's promotion to the top flight, he recovered to make 21 appearances in the Premier League, scoring in the 4-3 home defeat to Arsenal and the 4-4 draw at Newcastle United.

Osho made 85 appearances for the Hatters and scored five goals.

Where Is Gabriel Osho headed after Luton Town exit?

At this time, Gabriel Osho's next destination is unclear.

The Reading-born defender has been linked with a move to Sheffield United since both clubs dropped out of the Premier League last season. The Blades have lost the likes of Chris Basham, George Baldock, and Max Lowe on free transfers.

Gabriel Osho: One-time Nigeria invitee bids Luton Town farewell, steps into the unknown
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In February, he was also linked with a move to Aston Villa due to uncertainties surrounding players like Tyrone Mings, Ezri Konsa, and Diego Carlos, who struggled with injuries last season.

In April, Tottenham Hotspur reportedly showed interest in Osho, with Spurs manager Ange Postecoglou believed to be an admirer of his talents.

Osho was called up by Nigeria for March's international friendlies against Ghana and Mali, only for injury to prevent him from making his Super Eagles debut.

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