Pace and excitement.
That is what Kudus Oyenuga will bring to Hartlepool United this season.
He’s got rapid pace and there were one or two other clubs just waiting to nick him.Ronnie Moore
Manager Ronnie Moore has made the former Tottenham Hotspur academy product his EIGHTH signing of a busy summer shopping spree.
The Pools boss had already told SportMail of his desire to bring in two wingers and is thrilled to have signed the Londoner who had been released by Dundee United at the end of last season.
Oyenuga can play through the middle but Moore explained that he sees him primarily as a wide man.
“He’s one of them that will set the crowd going because of the direct way he plays the game,” said Moore, from Catterick, where Pools are in an army boot camp.
“We’ve been looking to add pace to the squad and Kudus will bring that in abundance so we’re delighted to get him in.
“He’s got rapid pace and there were one or two other clubs just waiting to nick him.
“But I call from a good agent friend of mine and he passed him our way which I am really pleased about.”
The 22-year-old comes to the League Two side with a good pedigree, having been a graduate of Tottenham Hotspur’s Academy.
Oyenuga, from Walthamstow, signed a two-year deal at White Hart Lane in 2011 before going out on loan to MyPa Finland and with Bury and St. Johnstone.
After leaving Spurs, the wide man movedto Conference South outfit Hayes & Yeading where he quickly got among the goals to attract the interest of Dundee United who signed him in 2013.
He played on loan at Scottish Championship outfit Cowdenbeath last season, scoring five goals in the process.
Moore says Oyenuga has seen his form drift a little but believes he is a great signing for Pools.
“He’s a young player who has just lost his way a little,” said Moore.
“But I have seen a lot of him and I like him as a player.
“He’s quick, he’s direct, he can play centre-forward or on either wing but I see him probably playing wide on the left for us cutting in on his right foot.”
Moore will not stop at eight it seems on the transfer front with a keeper and another winger on his shopping list.
“If I can get another winger in to the club now then that would really give us the option to go 4-4-2, 4-3-3 or 3-5-2,” Moore told the club website.
“So that was the aim really – just to strengthen the squad a little bit more.”