Okoroji, whose mother is English, has only played twice for his parent but is already experienced at this level having played every game for SSV Jahn Regensburg last season.
The Bavarians had wanted to bring him back. Instead, after Maximilian Thalhammer, he is the second target they have missed out on to Paderborn.
The 23-year-old will provide stern competition for Jamilu Collins at left-back, assuming the Nigerian isn’t tempted away following the club’s relegation to the Bundesliga. As an attack-minded left-back, Okoroji will fit in very well at Paderborn.
Paderborn’s managing director of sport Fabian Wohlgemuth has said that Okoroji is “a fast and robust wide player who convinced with his offensive drive and high mileage.”
Okoroji meanwhile says that the club had “taken great care of me” in their discussions and that “the concept of the club absolutely convinced me,” which is why he chose to sign at the Benteler-Arena.
He is not the first player to join Paderborn on loan from Regensburg. Mohamed Dräger had played the last two seasons there, and could yet return although there has been no recent updates on his future.
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