Celtic have announced the signing of England youth international Tobi Oluwayemi from Tottenham after he signed a three-year contract with the club.
Tobi’s brother Joshua, who is also a goalkeeper, only signed a new contract with Spurs three weeks ago and is yet another example of an English youngster moving to another league to try and further their career.
Jadon Sancho’s move from Manchester City to Borussia Dortmund has been highly publicised together with the positive impact the switch has had on Sancho’s career. This has inspired many other youngsters to follow his lead and move away from the Premier League to try their luck on the continent (The Sun).
Oluwayemi has represented England at every international age group to date and has been signed by Celtic with the plan to include him in the club’s reserve team as part of his pathway to Neil Lennon’s first team.
Oluwayemi credited Celtic youngster Karamoko Dembele for convincing him to join the Glaswegian giants by telling the club’s official site:
“I am delighted to be joining Celtic, it really is a dream come true and a massive opportunity for me.
“I know Karamoko very well and he has told all about Celtic, the size of the Club, the great supporters and the Club’s tradition for giving young players an opportunity.
“I am very excited about this move and I will be working hard, giving everything to the Club to progress and make the most of this great opportunity.”
Spurs Web Opinion
It is disappointing to lose a young talent like Tobi, however, we have plenty of other exciting youth prospects coming through at the moment like skillful striker Troy Parrott and Oliver Skipp.
We wish Tobi the best for the future and hope we won’t be seriously regretting this loss in a few year’s time!
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