Perhaps surprisingly, Tottenham midfielder Josh Onomah has been allowed to join Aston Villa on a season-long loan.
Mauricio Pochettino usually doesn’t sanction loan moves for young players as he believes they are better off training with the first-team.
But according to Independent journalist Jack Pitt-Brooke, often reliable on all things Spurs, Pochettino was eventually persuaded to let Onomah play elsewhere this season.
The Argentine apparently believes Onomah’s best position is out wide. The player contends he is better as a box-to-box midfielder, as do others at the club.
In the end Pochettino sanctioned the 20-year-old’s loan deal, giving Onomah the opportunity to prove himself in the position he impressed in for England at the Under-20s World Cup. The video below suggests that could be the right decision.
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