Report: Celtic set to sanction January loan move for first-team prospect

By Lewis Laird

November 16, 2022

Celtic youngster Tobi Oluwayemi looks set for a loan move in January, with a host of clubs keen to land the goalkeeper for the second half of the season.

The 19-year-old has been an ever-present feature in the Hoops B side, who are playing their second consecutive campaign in the Lowland League.

Alongside his involvement with the youngsters, Oluwayemi has also regularly trained with Stevie Woods and Joe Hart in the first-team set-up.

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The shot-stopper has been recognised from a young age within the England international set-up and looks all set for a place in their under-20s squad heading for the World Cup next summer.

It is believed that the Hoops hierarchy holds high hopes for Oluwayemi as the club’s future number one after arriving to join the Lennoxtown academy from Tottenham Hotspur in 2019.

Both this season and last have proved to be huge learning curves for the goalkeeper, having played regular football in the Lowland League and UEFA Youth League.

However, according to reports, the club look set to move Oluwayemi on to the next stage of his development.

A report from Sun Sport has stated that the Bhoys will sanction a January loan move for the young goalkeeper, with a ‘host of clubs’ keen to land him for the second half of the campaign.

Although none of the clubs who have made an enquiry for Oluwayemi have been named, it has been stated that there is interest from both Scottish and English sides.

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Oluwayemi set to take crucial next step in development.

The opportunity to play regular football for the club’s B side against Scottish fifth-tier teams and top European academy sides has been a fantastic experience for the prospect.

However, it now feels like a good time for Oluwayemi to enter the next stage of his development by playing first-team football at a higher level.

There is clearly plenty of interest in the talented shot-stopper, with clubs eyeing up a January move, which should provide him with another fantastic learning experience.

Oluwayemi has showcased his potential within the Lennoxtown academy setup. Now, it is time for him to display what he can do on a first-team stage.

It will certainly be exciting to see how the goalkeeper gets on and which clubs choose to try and make a move in the winter window.

In other news, Next stage of Celtic recruitment process looks set to move into place.