Young Nigerian goalkeeper Tobi Oluwayemi has signed a contract extension with Celtic. The Nigerian descent youngster is previously with Tottenham Hotspur.
Celtic announced his extension on their official website. Tobi extended his contract until the summer of 2024.
The Nigerian descent goalkeeper left Spurs in 2019 and has impressed in Scotland. His performance with the Hoops earned him a contract extension.
After signing his extension, Tobi said his performance with the Hoops last season earned him a contract extension.
Tobi revealed that his dream is to make it to the first team and compete at the top level.
However, he believes he can get the chance to play in the first team because young goalkeeper Conor Hazard gets the chance to express himself.
“I played well last season, and that led the club to offer me a new deal. The pathway and vision seemed right for me, so I am happy.
“I’d love to eventually break into the first-team squad and be competing and playing at the highest level I possibly can.
“All you can ask for as a chance and seeing Conor Hazard getting chances to play is great. I am younger than him, so I will push and try to get a chance – in the future as well.
Next season, the young goalkeeper will represent the Celtic B team in the Lowland League.
Tobi comes from a family of goalkeepers; his father, Abiodun Ogunyemi, was a goalkeeper for Ogun State University. His brother Joshua was the third-choice goalkeeper at Tottenham Hotspur towards the end of the season.