Onomah on verge of signing


Aston Villa is on the verge of completing their fifth signing of the summer as Tottenham starlet Josh Onomah completes a loan move to Villa Park, according to various reports.

The Mirror is just one media outlet who is reporting that the 20-year-old midfielder will link up with Steve Bruce at Villa following an injury to Jack Grealish in last weekends pre-season friendly against Watford.

Villa has already bought in John Terry, Glenn Whelan Ahmed Elmohamady and Sam Johnstone on loan from Manchester United.

Onomah is thought to be a replacement for the injured GrealishIt is understood that Tottenham is keen to get Onomah to sign a longer deal despite him still having three years left on his current contract and then will allow him to join Aston Villa for this season.

Norwich and Wolverhampton Wanderers have also shown an interest in the midfielder but it is thought that Aston Villa has won the race with a late bid. It’s thought that Tottenham is only prepared to allow Onomah to leave on loan after the emergence of Harry Winks.

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Who is Josh Onomah?

Onomah is a box to box midfielder who was part of the England u20 squad that won the World Cup this summer.

He has been known to play in both the number 10 role and more recently in a deeper role.

The Enfield born player has yet to make Premier League full-debut for Tottenham but has 13 substitute appearances and seven starts in the League Cup. He is thought of very highly by Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Ironically Onomah made his debut for Spurs in a 3-1 victory over Aston Villa in November 2015. He replaced Deli Alli for the final few minutes.

The 6ft 1inch midfielder has represented his country at every level from u-16 level up to u-21 level.

You can follow Onomah on his personal Twitter page here.


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