The 21-year-old forward is the second Spurs man to join the O’s this window, after George Marsh extended his temporary stay with us.
Upon signing, Sterling said: “I’m just excited. I’m grateful for the opportunity. I can’t wait to get playing. Orient were my first Club so I’m quite familiar with everything. I’ve got experience at Leyton Orient.”
Kazaiah is no stranger to Head Coach Ross Embleton, having crossed paths at both Spurs and Orient. Embleton was delighted to capture the forward and hopes the deal is the start of a positive relationship with Tottenham Hotspur:
“There’s a number of things that mean the signing of Kazaiah Sterling is a very, very big one for us. Right now, he is suffering from an injury. Once he returns, we know we have signed a player with incredible potential; he has a real good CV for a lad of his age.
Kazaiah is a player I know. I signed him here as an 8-year-old. I sold him to Tottenham and worked with him during my time at Spurs.
I know what qualities he has got. He is Leyton Orient, albeit it was 10 years ago he moved from here, but he is a boy who knows this Club well and knows me well.
The deal allows us to develop a relationship and potentially further a relationship with Tottenham in terms of the recruitment of their players.
First and foremost, we’re getting a really good player. Secondly, a really good lad who understands Leyton Orient.
Finally, it allows us to build a really strong relationship with one of the biggest clubs in the county, if not the world and it’s right on our doorstep! They’re always going to have players that we’d be very keen to bring in and aid their development; as we are with George Marsh and now Kazaiah.”
Sterling is currently struggling with a quad injury picked up in September and will remain with his parent Club until he recovers.