Tottenham central defender to drop down the leagues for project

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Once compared to Ledley King, Tottenham Hotspur defender Tobi Omole has left the club. The 22-year-old was out of contract this summer and despite being highly-rated within the Spurs hierarchy, has opted to drop down the divisions.

That is according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano. He claims that Omole has moved to Crawley Town, in spite of a variety of offers, in order to join a project he believes in.

It was reported back in February by The Boot Room that Spurs were still hoping to agree a deal with him in February but ultimately, the negotiations have been fruitless.

He joins Crawley on a two-year contract, having spent the last two with Tottenham, following a controversial move from crosstown rivals Arsenal. Both Nuno Espirito Santo and Antonio Conte have called Omole into the first team on occasion this season, although he is yet to make a Premier League appearance.

It certainly seems a gamble from Omole’s point of view, but it will intriguing to see if he can beat the odds of dropping down the divisions and make it back up the ladder with Crawley.


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  1. He was never compared to Ledley King by anyone at Tottenham and he was never rated at Tottenham. He joined because you need players in the (then) U23s to make up the numbers. By definition most of them are not going to make it at a big club but you need players. The reason he is going to Crawley at 22 is because that is his level. (Note: someone writing a blog and stating that a young defender is similar to Ledley doesn’t mean that he has been likened to Ledley. FYI one is an absolutely brilliant football and one isn’t.)

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