Lincoln City have completing the loan signing of exciting Stoke City youth prospect Tashan Oakley-Boothe.
The 22-year-old has made 23 senior appearances for the Potters, but playing the majority of his football for the U23s side last season.
Oakley-Boothe put in a number of impressive performances in the Premier League 2, finding the net once in 17 outings. The 22-year-old was originally a prospect in Tottenham Hotspur’s academy before making the switch to Staffordshire in 2020.
Oakley-Boothe has also represented England at a number of different youth levels and played an integral part in the U17s’ 2017 World Cup win.
Regarding his loan move to the Imps, Oakley-Boothe said:
“I’m buzzing to sign. It’s a great opportunity for me to play games. The style of football here is attractive to me, and suits me as a player.”
After an underwhelming campaign which saw Lincoln City finish in the lower half of the table, the acquisition of a player of the calibre of Oakley-Boothe is an impressive statement from the Imps who will undoubtedly want to avoid a repeat of their previous campaign.
Oakley-Boothe joins the likes of former team-mate TJ Eyoma and Charles Vernam as new signings who could possibly make an impact during the next campaign.
What can Oakley-Boothe bring to Lincoln City?
After already receiving game-time at Championship level, the 22-year-old could possibly thrive in League One and possibly becoming an important player in what could be an unpredictable season for the Imps.
Oakley-Boothe is a player of immense quality with a preference to creating opportunities in the final third but also willing to track back and fulfil his defensive duties.
After gaining youth experience with Tottenham Hotspur, England and Stoke City, the 22-year-old now has the opportunity to break into a first-team to become a regular starter to further his career and develop his skills for a possible return to Staffordshire.