Jonathan Obika says he has offers to stay in Scotland as the Tottenham Hotspur academy graduate confirms his exit from St Mirren.

The striker started his career at Tottenham Hotspur before forging a career for himself in the English Football League, joining St Mirren in 2019. He earned a cult hero song, scored the goal to keep St Mirren in the Scottish Premiership against Hearts in the 2019/20 term and helped the Paisley club to their best league finish since 1989 this season.

The former Tottenham Hotspur star is leaving St Mirren.

Former Tottenham Hotspur star Jonathan Obika is leaving St Mirren. (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Obika says it’s goodbye as the curtain comes down on the former Tottenham Hotspur man’s St Mirren spell: “The Dundee United game was the farewell. This is a place I love. The gaffer brought me in two seasons ago. I have loved it and I wish the fans could have been in for the last game.

“I have loved my time and it has definitely been emotional  The fans made me feel at home and I loved my tequila song.  It was a nice feeling and these are memories that I will always cherish. I think it might not have been a great day for Hearts, but for us it was a big game.

 

“We didn’t know what it meant at the time but you can really see the progression we’ve had this season because of that, so that is the big highlight. I will write my message to the support on social media, but their support made me happy and made my family happy. They loved the song especially.”

While not at St Mirren, Obika could yet stay in Scotland: “I will be speaking to my agent. Scotland is a place I like and there is a possibility that I will still be here next season. There has been interest from other Scottish clubs. I wanted to finish off my contract here. It would feel like a training session coming back here to play against St Mirren!”

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