Jubril Okedina has posted on Instagram after completing a loan move to League Two side Cambridge United where he will remain until the end of the season – despite starring for Tottenham Hotspur’s Under-23 side in recent matches.
Okedina, 20, has joined Cambridge on loan for the rest of the season in what is his first loan move away from boyhood club Tottenham. The versatile defender, who can play at right-back or centre-back, has impressed for the second string this season.
Starting and finishing all 11 of Tottenham’s Premier League 2 matches, Okedina has captained the North London side in eight of those matches ans despite being a defender – he scored three goals in his last two matches including a brace against Liverpool in a 4-3 win.
Though there was no confirmation on social media by Tottenham, Okedina confirmed a move himself on Instagram – stating he was “looking forward” to turning out for his new side, who currently sit fourth place in League Two and are pushing for promotion.
TBR’s view – Okedina needed loan move
Okedina is yet to break into the senior Spurs side, but will be hoping a loan spell at Cambridge might improve his chances of following Japhet Tanganga in breaking into the team under Jose Mourinho. A loan move gives him the chance of at least proving himself.
It can give him more confidence, improve his Spurs first-team prospects or even show other clubs what he is capable of. Okedina has entered the final 18 months of his contract at Tottenham and while he wants to break into the first team, he may have to leave.
Going on loan shows the footballing world what he can do, and improves his career prospects. It is the right move.