Owen Otasowie’s early time with Belgian side Club Brugge has been frustrating for the young midfielder and he will reportedly head back to England for a one-week break from action.
Otasowie has been given a short mental break by the club to return to England with hopes of sparking the midfielder’s future in Belgium, HLN reportedly Tuesday. The 20-year-old made a permanent transfer to Club Brugge from English Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer, but has found it tough to adjust to life in a new country, according to the report.
Otasowie has yet to make his competitive debut for Club Brugge since his transfer from Wolves, featuring only in preseason friendlies. He has spent time with the club’s reserve team, but is still hoping to be a part of Philippe Clement’s side moving forward.
The New York native made 34 combined appearances between Wolves’ Under-23 and Under-18 teams before earning more chances with the first team. Otasowie totaled seven appearances under then-manager Nuno Espírito Santo, featuring in the UEFA Europa League and the Premier League.
Club Brugge paid roughly €4 million for his services this summer, making Otasowie the latest American to make the move to the Belgian Pro League.
Otasowie made his senior debut for the U.S. men’s national team in November 2020, but since has not featured at any level for his native country.
Club Brugge faces off with Manchester City on Wednesday on Matchday 4 of the UEFA Champions League competition. The club sits second in the Pro League standings, two points behind Union Saint-Gilloise for the top spot.