Transfer Latest – Celtic goalkeeper Tobi Oluwayemi joins Cork City on loan

Cork City have signed highly rated Celtic goalkeeper Tobi Oluwayemi on a loan deal until the end of the season from the Scottish Champions.

The goalkeeper, who has been capped up to Under 19 level by England, will join Colin Healy’s side until the end of June, and he told CorkCityFC.ie that he was pleased to have sealed the move to the Irish side.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – MAY 12: Tobi Oluwayemi of Celtic (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“I’m really happy to be joining Cork City. I think this is a fantastic opportunity for me to do this. 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.”

City boss Colin Healy was also delighted at getting the player in on loan. “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.”

Wales v England – Under-18 International Friendly, Länderspiel, Nationalmannschaft – Leckwith Stadium England goalkeeper Tobi Oluwayemi saves a shot during the Under-18 International Friendly match at the Leckwith Stadium, Cardiff. Picture date: Monday 29 March, 2021. Photo: David Davies

Cork City FC tweeted: “We are delighted to announce the signing of goalkeeper Tobi Oluwayemi, on loan from Celtic! Welcome to City, Tobi!” while Celtic also confirmed the deal wishing Tobi the best of luck for his time over at Cork City.

Ibrox Stadium Photo Robert Perry

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