Jaakko Oksanen has completed a season-long loan move from English Premier League club Brentford to Scottish Championship side Greenock Morton.
The midfielder – capped 38 times at youth level by Finland – has joined Gus MacPherson’s team in an impressive coup for Morton. Brentford rate the 20-year-old highly and he has made a handful of senior appearances for the London-based outfit. But now heads to Greenock for regular experience. Morton are sixth in the Championship.
A Morton statement reads: “We are delighted to report that midfielder Jaakko Oksanen has tonight joined the club on loan from Brentford, subject to international clearance. Starting his career in his home city of Helsinki, Oksanen entered into the youth academy of HJK Helsinki and made his senior debut for the club in 2017.
“He moved south west of Europe in 2018, signing a contract with Brentford and spent last season on loan to League One side AFC Wimbledon. The Finland U21 internationalist has signed a temporary transfer until January and becomes manager Gus MacPherson’s second signing of the day.”
A Brentford statement adds: “The 20-year-old will stay at Cappielow Park until 3 January after completing his move earlier this evening. Jaakko was on loan at Sky Bet League One side AFC Wimbledon for the majority of last season, making 30 appearances for The Dons.”
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