CELTIC goalkeeping prospect Tobi Oluwayemi has joined Cork City on loan until the end of the season.
The England Under-19 netminder has sealed his immediate future after several clubs were keen to land him on a temporary transfer, as CQN reported earlier this week.
Oluwayemi, who was signed from the Spurs Academy in July 2019, told the Irish club’s website: “I’m really happy to be joining Cork City. I think this is a fantastic opportunity for me to do this.
HIGH HOPES…Tobi Oluwayemi in action for the England Under-19 side.
“When I first heard that Cork City were interested, it was a move that I thought could be very good for me. I know Barry Coffey well from his time at Celtic, and he had a lot of good things to say about the club, about where the club want to go and the supporters.
“I am looking forward to getting over to Cork and meeting everyone.”
Former Hoops midfielder Colin Healy, the Irish club’s manager, was thrilled to land the 19-year-old shotstopper until June and added: “We have been working on this for a while and we are delighted to get Tobi in.
“We have a very good relationship with Celtic and we appreciate their help in getting this deal done. Tobi is a very talented lad and we are looking forward to working with him over the coming months.
“He will strengthen our squad and I am looking forward to seeing him in training next week.”
Ange Postecoglou has high hopes for Oluwayemi who has been training with the top squad since last season.
The London-born teenager is fourth in the pecking order at the Hoops behind Joe Hart, Benji Siegrist and Scott Bain, but he will be given every chance to make the big breakthrough after he returns from his stint with Cork.