Portsmouth manager Danny Cowley has admitted he is delighted to have completed the signing of former Tottenham goalkeeper Josh Oluwayemi.
Pompey confirmed the signing of the 21-year-old goalkeeper on a one-year deal with the option for a 12-month extension (Portsmouth News).
The move comes after Oluwayemi was part of a number of youth players to depart Spurs last month upon the conclusion of their contracts with the club (Tottenham).
Featuring predominantly for the Under-23 side, the highly-rated youth keeper left North London without making an appearance for the club’s first team.
And now looking to gain a taste of regular senior action with Portsmouth in League One, manager Cowley expressed his delight at signing a talented goalkeeper previously educated at a strong level.
He told the official Portsmouth website: “Josh had a great footballing education with Tottenham and has amazing athleticism. There is plenty of potential and he is exactly the sort of promising player that our club is looking to sign.
“He’s an incredible shot-stopper and is also good with his feet, so we’re delighted to bring him to the club.”
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Oluwayemi was one of the players that will have been pushing to force their way into the first-team squad but not quite there yet in terms of readiness.
The move to Portsmouth will serve as a chance to make a name for himself slightly lower down the football pyramid and hopefully he is able to do that.
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