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HOOPS SWOOP FOR TEEN ACE

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CELTIC have signed teenage keeper Tobi Oluwayemi on a three-year deal, subject to international clearance.

The 16-year-old prospect was on the books of the Spurs youth squad and has represented England at every international age group so far.

Tobi, speaking to the club website, said: “I am delighted to be joining Celtic, it really is a dream come true and a massive opportunity for me.

“I know Karamoko (Dembele) 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.”

The opportunity opened up for Neil Lennon to add another shotstopper to the team’s ranks with Dutch veteran Dorus De Vries quitting football in the summer at the age of 38 to concentrate on coaching.

The Hoops boss has Scott Bain and Craig Gordon vying for the first team place with young Irishman Conor Hazard providing back-up. The 21-year-old has already had loan spells at Falkirk and Partick Thistle to gain first-team experience.

Oluwayemi will start with the reserve squad, but there are high expectations for the current England Under-16 No.1.

 
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