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Departing Tottenham player secures Portsmouth transfer

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Portsmouth have completed the signing of goalkeeper Josh Oluyayemi, the League One club have officially confirmed.

Having come through the youth setup at Spurs, Oluwayemi never made a first-team appearance for the club, although he did feature twice for the club’s Under 21s in the EFL Trophy last season.

The goalkeeper also featured twice at first-team level for National League side Maidenhead during a loan spell in the 2020/21 season.

However, the 21-year-old had become a free agent this summer, having been released by Spurs following the expiration of his contract with the Premier League club.

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Now though, it has not taken long for Oluwayemi to get back into football, with the goalkeeper joining Portsmouth on a permanent deal, after training with the club, and turning out for 45 minutes in a recent friendly over the last few weeks.

Oluwayemi has put pen to paper on a one-year contract at Fratton Park, with Pompey holding the option to extend that deal by a further 12 months.

Having completed this deal, Oluwayemi becomes the second goalkeeper to join Danny Cowley’s side this summer, with Josh Griffiths having already joined on loan from West Brom.

Toby Stewart and Alex Bass are also currently among Portsmouth’s seior options to step in between the posts, although reports have suggested the latter will move on this summer.

The Verdict

This could prove to be a rather useful piece of business for Portsmouth to have completed.

If Bass is to move on this summer, then it is likely that the club could benefit from having some extra cover and competition for Griffiths at Fratton Park next season.

Oluwayemi can obviously provide that, and his time on the books with Tottenham does seem to highlight the potential he brings to that role.

Given he has joined a free transfer as well, this does help Portsmouth from a financial perspective, at a time when there are other areas of the squad – centre forward in particular – that need significant investment.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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