Arsenal of England youth team defender, Joseph Olowu has reached an agreement for to extend his current loan spell at Cork City of Ireland, megasportsarena.com reports.
The 20-year-old defender, who has made five appearances for the League of Ireland Premier Division side since he joined them in January, said he is happy that his loan contract with the club has been extended until the end of this season.
The youngster, who joined Arsenal’s academy from Charlton Athletic when he was aged 13, has developed through The Gunners’ youth development ranks and even captained their under-18 side before making his debut for the under-23s in June 2017.
His development was recognised and he signed his first professional contract in December 2017, but was loaned to Cork City at the start of this year due to a verdict at Emirates Stadium that he needs to develop further under less strenuous circumstances and return for a better future with the London-based team after learning the ropes elsewhere.
On the other hand, allnigeriasoccer.com reports that Hamilton Academical of Scotland have handed a trial to prolific Nigerian striker Tunde Owolabi with a view to a transfer this summer, as The he Accies’ manager, Brian Rice checked the player out during Friday’s friendly against Rangers that ended 2-1 in favour of the hosts.
The report adds: “The 24-year-old was the top scorer in the Northern Premier League in the curtailed 2019-2020 season with 36 goals and is the leading marksman in the top seven divisions of English football.
“Owolabi, who played for FC United of Manchester last season, was named Non League Paper Player of the Year for the 2019-2020 campaign after a banner season. Prior to his move to FC United of Manchester, he represented another non-league club Radcliffe FC, for whom he scored 26 goals in 49 games during the 2018-19 season.
“Tunde’s father, Ganiyu Owolabi, was a professional footballer, turning out for Golden Babes, Okin Babes, Royal Antwerp, Viking FK, Al-Wasl among others before hanging up his boots. Izzy Iriekpen and Richard Offiong, who are both of Nigerian descent, have played for Hamilton Academical in the past, while Marios Ogkmpoe is still at the club having extended his contract to the end of next season.”