Josh Onomah admitted it was weird leaving Tottenham – but is excited for his new challenge with Championship new boys Fulham.

The 22-year-old, who spent four senior years at Spurs having come through their academy, left his boyhood club on transfer deadline day and moved across London as part of the deal that saw England Under-21 teammates Ryan Sessegnon come the other way.

Onomah hadn’t featured for Tottenham since the end of the 2016/2017 campaign, spending the previous two seasons on loan at Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday after falling of favour under Mauricio Pochettino, making just 32 appearances in total, scoring once.

His contract at Spurs was due to expire at the end of the forthcoming season, and after putting pen to paper for three years with Scott Parker’s men, Onomah spoke to Fulham’s website about the prospect of playing at Craven Cottage.

“It was weird leaving Tottenham. I’ve been with them since I was eight, Tottenham has been my whole life, so it has been strange, but when one door closes another one opens,” Onomah said.

“All I’m feeling now is excitement about the new challenge here, and hopefully I can settle in quickly.”

Onomah could make his debut for the Whites in their Championship clash at Huddersfield Town on Friday in front of the Sky Sports cameras.



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