Celtic youngster Tobi Oluwayemi is now an England U19s player

By John McGinley

August 30, 2021

Young Celtic goalkeeper Tobi Oluwayemi has been named in the latest England U19s squad for upcoming matches against Italy and Germany.

Oluwayemi has previously represented his country at the U16, U17 and U18 age groups but this is the first time he’s made the step up to the U19s.

He’ll now benefit from elite training at England’s national football centre in Burton before Italy arrive for a U19 Euros qualifier.

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Then it’s off to Germany with the group for a second qualifier on Monday 6th September.

Players from clubs such as Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are all included alongside Oluwayemi, demonstrating the kind of potential he is seen to have by the England coaches.

Oluwayemi has been rotating the goalkeeping spot with fellow Celtic talent Ryan Mullen in the Scottish Lowland Football League, becoming a key player for Tommy McIntyre.

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He also trained with the first-team squad last term and was one of the back-up goalkeeping options after the Dubai debacle that forced many senior players to self-isolate.

The 18-year-old also signed a new two-year contract extension during the summer, keeping him at the club until at least 2024.

With all of this context, his progress is definitely worth keeping an eye on over the coming seasons.

Good luck Tobi!

In other news, Celtic duo Kyogo and Rogic set to make mammoth round the world trips this week.

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