Barnet FC is delighted to announce the loan signing of Oxford United striker, Gatlin O’Donkor for the remainder of the season.
O’Donkor set the record for the youngest ever Oxford United player at the age of 16 years and 55 days when he made his debut on 8 December 2020 in an EFL Trophy tie against Forest Green Rovers.
The 19-year-old joined National League South side Oxford City on an initial one-month loan deal. He made his debut that day, scoring the third in a 5–0 win against Tonbridge Angels. He returned to his parent club and made his league debut for Oxford United as a second-half substitute in the last game of the 2021–22 season, a 1–1 draw with Doncaster Rovers, on 30 April 2022.
He signed his first professional contract with the club in August 2022. His first senior start came in a 2nd-round EFL Cup defeat to Crystal Palace on 23 August 2022, and his first League start in a 2–1 home victory over Burton Albion on 3 September 2022. He scored his first senior goal for the club having come on as a half-time substitute in a League One fixture against Fleetwood Town on 1 November 2022; the game ended in a 1–1 draw.
O’Donkor will wear the number 19 shirt for The Bees.
Welcome to Barnet, Gatlin!
The deal is subject to the usual FA and League clearances