Tottenham defender signs new contract before heading out on loan

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Tottenham have confirmed that defender Jubril Okedina has been loaned out to Cambridge United for the second half of the season.

Although he started out as a central defender in the Spurs academy, Okendina has played most of his football as a right-back over the last couple of years.

After enjoying an impressive season at right-back with the Under-18s in the 2018/19 season, the defender was promoted to the Under-23 side.

The Woolwich born defender has had an impressive campaign with the Under-23s so far, scoring three goals from eleven appearances this season (transfermarkt.com).

The 20-year-old has now been handed an opportunity to prove his quality at Cambridge.

Mark Bonner’s side are currently sitting just five points off top spot in League Two and will be hoping that Okedina’s acquisition helps them in their quest for promotion.

Spurs revealed that the promising defender penned a one-year contract extension before being loaned out.

Spurs Web Opinion

I always believe it is preferably for young talent to play competitive football in the lower divisions rather than continue playing with the Under-18s and Under-23s. Players are often kept in a bubble in youth football and going out on loan to lower-division sides can expose them to the reality of the game and help them mature as players and as individuals.

 

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