Tottenham midfielder Josh Onomah has joined Aston Villa on a season-long loan, Spurs have announced.
Onomah has also signed a new four-year contract with Tottenham.
The news was broken by Mirror journalist Darren Lewis on Twitter.
Hearing Aston Villa have landed the loan signing of Spurs midfielder Josh Onomah. @MirrorFootball
— Darren Lewis (@MirrorDarren) August 3, 2017
It was later followed up by The Independent before Spurs officially announced the deal.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 4, 2017
Onomah played a part in Tottenham’s pre-season tour of the USA after helping England Under-20s to World Cup glory earlier in the summer.
The 20-year-old was expected to be used in the first-team more often this season, but that obviously won’t be the case.
Mauricio Pochettino generally avoids loaning out high-potential players, but Independent journalist Jack Pitt-Brooke has explained the Argentine’s thinking.
Poch was initially against a loan but he has been persuaded that letting Josh go and play in centre mid is in his best interests.
— Jack Pitt-Brooke (@JackPittBrooke) August 4, 2017
Below you can watch some of the midfielder’s best bits from the Under-20s World Cup.
Compiled all of Josh Onomah’s U20 World Cup performances and put them into one video. Been extremely impressed with him all tournament. pic.twitter.com/HET5Z4zS64
— Jake. (@YedIin) June 11, 2017