Jon Obika has said his goodbyes to St Mirren as the Tottenham Hotspur academy graduate looks forward to a fresh challenge next term.

The striker has turned into a cult hero at the Paisley club and has scored 20 goals with six assists over 77 appearances in Paisley. Obika started his career with Tottenham Hotspur, where he shone in the youth academy and made a handful of first-team appearances.

The Tottenham Hotspur academy graduate is on the move.

The Tottenham Hotspur academy graduate is on the move. (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

He moved on from Tottenham Hotspur to forge a career in the English Football League, most recently with Oxford United before moving to Paisley in 2019. Obika was a second half substitute in the final game of the Scottish Premiership season, a 0-0 draw with Dundee United.

It sealed seventh for the Paisley side, their highest finish sine 1989. Obika will be fondly remembered in particular for his winning goal against Hearts in what turned out to be the final game of last season, a strike which kept the club in the Premiership. His well-known chant based on the song ‘Tequila’ by The Champs books his cult hero status.

 

The Tottenham Hotspur academy graduate said on Twitter: “My Saints! Can’t thank you enough for the support since I arrived at the club. I’m glad I was able to experience and feel the energy you brought home & away during my time here! Honoured to be part of your history. To everyone connected with ST MIRREN, Thank you.”

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