MOSES ODUBAJO has today (Thursday) signed a new contract with Orient that will keep him at the club until June 2015.
Odubajo’s current deal was set to expire at the end of the season but despite attracting the attention of a number of clubs at a higher level, he has pledged his future to The O’s, much to the delight of Orient manager Russell Slade.
He said: “We’re really pleased with Moses signing. He has made great progress this season and continues to improve enormously all the time. There is definitely more to come from him, and there is no doubt in my mind that one day he will play at a higher level.
“It’s a signing that I’m sure will prove to be a massive asset for us not only for now but looking forwards as we continue to build a team for the future.
“There was a lot of interest in him as you can imagine as he is such a talented lad so it’s all the better that he has signed and got things sorted. We really are delighted.”
The 19-year-old has been a key figure for Orient this season having already made 38 appearances and scored three goals. Born in Greenwich, he came through the ranks at the club and signed his first pro contract in the summer of 2011.
He made his debut for the first team in September that year against Dagenham & Redbridge and made a further four appearances last season, scoring the goal of the season on the final day against Rochdale.