Stoke City have confirmed the permanent signing of Tashan Oakley-Boothe from Tottenham, with reports claiming Joes Mourinho made a late decision to allow the youngster to leave.
Welcoming Tashan Oakley-Boothe to Stoke City.
The youngster joins from Tottenham Hotspur on a permanent deal.#SCFC 🔴⚪️
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) January 31, 2020
Oakley-Boothe made his Spurs debut against Barnsley in the League Cup in the 2017-18 season but failed to break into the first-team properly. Stoke announced the 19-year-old had completed his move to the bet365 stadium just an hour before the transfer window closed on Friday evening – and not long after a 4-0 Championship defeat at the hands of Derby County.
According to the Stoke Sentinel, the Potters had hoped to wrap up a deal for Oakley-Boothe at an earlier stage, but Stoke were forced to wait until Mourinho gave the all-clear for the teenager to leave. After Mourinho finally made his decision, Oakley-Boothe put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half year contract.
It would have been difficult for the promising midfielder to break into the Tottenham team this term following the arrival of Gedson Fernandes on loan from Benfica, so he has probably made the right decision by leaving for more regular minutes.