Tottenham Hotspur youngster Jon Obika has been chased by cash strapped Championship side Charlton Athletic for a while now.

As the youngster looks unlikely to nail down a first team spot at White Hart Lane, another loan move to The Valley might be a blessing in disguise for the much travelled footballer.

Academy product Obika has turned 22, which makes him overaged for Barclays U-21 Premier League.

There is no point in keeping him with the reserves now, as the three spots for overaged players can be used effectively for players returning from injuries.

It's an age where youngsters should be playing everyday, and Obika will be looking for his chances as well. 

The youngster might be hoping to make it to the Premier League one day, but as things stand it looks unlikely that he will break into the Tottenham squad.

Exciting prospect Harry Kane is also staking claims for a squad role in north London, and the second striker is the more likely candidate to make the grade, based on their progress and recent performances.

As things stand, a loan move to a lesser Premier League club is also looking unlikely for Obika. So it will be better for him to chose a club in the Championship where he will get regular playing time.

It will not only help him with regular playing time but also can increase his confidence and morale.

Charlton Athletic provides an ideal platform for the youngster to make his mark. If he can set the Championship alight with his goal scoring exploits, he might find himself nearing a Premier League shout as well.

In the second half of last season, Obika had found himself at the Valley where he scored three goals in 10 appearances.

Obika is familiar with the situations and with the clubs financial trouble, the chances for more competitors are less likely as well.

The Championship side just managed to score a solitary goal in two outings so far. Can Obika solve their striking conundrum? If he can, then it might open the doors for an attractive journey in future.

Does he have the potential to conquer the Premier League in future? 

 

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#Charlton Athletic
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