Jonathan Obika says ‘freedom’ in the Morecambe system sold him on a return to England as the Tottenham Hotspur academy graduate moves on from St Mirren.

The 30-year-old forward confirmed his Saints exit last season after a memorable two years with St Mirren. Obika started his career with Tottenham Hotspur before forging a good career in the EFL, now returning to play for ex-Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson at recently-promoted League One side Morecambe.

Jonathan Obika is on the move as the Tottenham Hotspur academy graduate returns to England from Saints.

Jonathan Obika is on the move as the Tottenham Hotspur academy graduate returns to England from Saints. (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Obika said: “I am delighted to sign. I know the manager from his time at Motherwell and like the system he plays. There is a lot of freedom in there which I hope will suit my game. I started my career at Spurs and made a few first team appearances and have had a lot of experience at League One and Championship level.

 

“I have learned a lot over the years. I like to think of myself as a powerful player who is direct and likes to commit defenders and link play. I enjoy the whole heart of being a striker and am looking forward to the season starting. I’m coming into a side with a winning mentality after winning promotion last season and I am looking to add to that.”

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