'Courted by England and Nigeria' - Colchester United confirm signing of 2023 Flying Eagles inviteePublished: July 15, 2023
League Two club Colchester United have confirmed the signing of 2023 Flying Eagles invitee Owen Goodman.
The English-Canadian-Nigerian goalkeeper will be with the U's for the 2023-2024 season, subject to EFL approval.
Goodman joined Crystal Palace at U13 level, rising through the ranks before signing his first professional contract at seventeen.
"He was courted by both England and Nigeria at international level, and made his England U20s debut in March against USA," Colchester United wrote on their official website.
Goodman received four call-ups for Premier League games last season, against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Brighton & Hove, Arsenal and Southampton, but was a non-playing substitute.
He won the Floodlit Cup with Crystal Palace U15s in 2019, in a side also containing Nigeria-eligible duo Victor Akinwale and Tayo Adaramola.
Last season, Goodman appeared in twenty eight matches for Palace's development squad, posting seven clean sheets.
The 19-year-old helped Crystal Palace qualify for the Premier League International Cup final after making a decisive penalty save in the semifinal win over Valencia.
Left-back Al-Amin Kazeem and experienced striker John Akinde played for Colchester United's first team in the 2022-2023 season.
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