The Hoops have brought the Spurs academy ace – who knows Bhoys prodigy Karamoko Dembele well – to Parkhead.
A number of Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to comment on the news that Tottenham Hotspur academy ace Tobi Oluwayemi has joined the Hoops, as confirmed on the official Celtic website.
The 16-year-old goalkeeper makes the move north of the border after agreeing a three-year contract with the Scottish Premiership champions, with a view to starting out in their reserve team.
After signing for Celtic, Oluwayemi – who has represented England at every international age group up to Under-16 so far – credited Bhoys prodigy Karamoko Dembele with convincing him that a switch to Parkhead was the right move.
“I am delighted to be joining Celtic, it really is a dream come true and a massive opportunity for me,” he told the official website. “I know Karamoko 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.”
Here is what some Celtic supporters wrote on social media about the talented youngster joining the Bhoys academy setup:
Announce more announcements— Chez67 (@Chez_1967) July 27, 2019
Can he play RB?— Keigan Cunningham (@KeiganC88) July 27, 2019
Good luck young man!— Paul McQueen (@queenmachine67) July 27, 2019
I’m sure the lads a good egg, but I’ve never ever known a goalkeeper referred to as “exciting”— Mark Webster (@webby1987) July 27, 2019
Better than Gordon.— Connor McLean (@HEELMcLean) July 27, 2019
karamoko the agent— aif123 (@aif123_2) July 27, 2019
Welcome to the family— P1K3Y (@P1K3Y2) July 27, 2019
Welcome and very good luck Tobi ⚽— KilloranPatrick4 (@daddykplay4) July 27, 2019
Good luck Tobi, work hard and your time will come #CelticFC— Ray Galaksi (@RayGalaksi) July 27, 2019
Is it just me or is “exciting” possibly the worst adjective to assign to a goalkeeper? The last thing I want is a keeper who makes games exciting, give me one who makes the game dull instead.— Scottish Mick (@Mickdeee) July 27, 2019
Welcome to the club Tobi, hope to see you out there soon.
Oluwayemi’s older brother, fellow goalkeeper Joshua, is also a rising star within the Spurs academy setup.