Tottenham Hotspur isn’t expected to make a huge splash in the January transfer window thanks to [gestures vaguely at everything] but we should see at least a few fringe and youth players heading out on loan this month.
Today, Tottenham announced that U23 defender Jubril Okedina is heading to Cambridge United on loan until the end of the current season.
Defender Jubril Okedina has signed a new contract with the Club until 2022 and joined League Two side @CambridgeUtdFC on loan for the remainder of the season.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 6, 2021
Best of luck, @jubril_okedina #THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/JvlkKl517L
Okedina, 21, is heading out for his first loan and it’s to a club that should be familiar to Spurs fans. Jack Roles scored goals for Cambridge last season and had a good experience there. The clubs obviously are on friendly terms. Okedina is a central defender who has three goals in Premier League 2 this season. He’s highly regarded by Spurs’ youth coaches and this should be a good learning experience for him.
The best you can hope for with loans like this is that young players can go and get some quality first team minutes at whatever level they’re at. Okedina hopefully will do just that at Cambridge, and use it as a springboard to continue his development. Who knows if he’ll eventually turn into the next Japhet Tanganga, but it’s a good start! Good luck, Jubril!