VfL Bochum 1848 gets a helping hand from England: Jordi Osei-Tutu joins the club with immediate effect on loan Arsenal’s U23 Development Squad. The 20-year-old right-back has signed a contract until 30.06.2020.
Osei-Tutu has been with the Gunners since 2015 and initially played for their U18 side before he was promoted to U23s in the summer of 2017. There, he played a total of 29 games (two goals, two assists) in the youth Premier League 2 league. In addition, he has been a member of the professional squad for European and Premier League matches on several occasions. Last season he was on the bench at Vorskla Poltava in Ukraine, where Arsenal ran out 3-0 winners.
Sebastian Schindzielorz, Director of Football at VfL, is delighted that the Englishman with Ghanaian roots has decided to join VfL on loan: "Jordi Osei-Tutu is at home on the right-wing defence side. He seeks battles, is a strong dribbler and has the necessary speed. We are convinced that he will develop further here at VfL. The loan makes sense for everyone involved. We're delighted that it worked out."
Fact file JORDI OSEI-TUTU
DOB: 02.10.1998 (Slough/ENG)
Height: 176 cm
Shirt number: 6
Premier League 2 matches: 29/2
Previous clubs: Arsenal (2015-2019), Reading FC (-2015)