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The new Portsmouth goalkeeper is eligible for the Super Eagles and has been called up once to the national team.

English League One side Portsmouth FC have completed the signing of 21-year-old goalkeeper Joshua Oluwayemi from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.

Oluwayemi left Tottenham Hotspur’s U21 side at the end of the 2021/22 season and has now joined the EFL League One side on a one-year deal with the option of extending for another year.

The London-born goalkeeper joins Portsmouth as the third goalkeeper and is set to compete with 20-year-old Josh Griffiths and 24-year-old Alex Bass for the first-choice goalkeeper role under manager Danny Cowley.

Portsmouth confirmed their acquisition of Oluwayemi on Tuesday through an official press statement on the club’s website, detailing the 21-year-old’s deal with the former Premier League giants.

The statement read in part: “Pompey have completed the signing of goalkeeper Josh Oluwayemi. The 21-year-old has put pen to paper on a one-year deal – with the club option of a further 12 months – after leaving Tottenham at the end of last season. Oluwayemi trained with Pompey earlier in the summer and played the second half of the pre-season victory at Havant & Waterlooville.”

Oluwayemi becomes the fifth player to join Portsmouth during the 2022 summer transfer window as well as the second goalkeeper to join after Griffiths arrival from West Bromwich Albion’s U23 side earlier in the summer.

“Josh had a great footballing education with Tottenham and has amazing athleticism.

“There is plenty of potential and he is exactly the sort of promising player that our club is looking to sign.

“He’s an incredible shot-stopper and is also good with his feet, so we’re delighted to bring him to the club.

“We’ve got Josh Griffiths and Toby Steward, and he’s another young player who our goalkeeping coach Joe Prodomo is looking forward to working with and helping to develop.

“There is plenty of potential and he is exactly the sort of promising player that our club is looking to sign.”


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