Aston Villa sign midfielder Joshua Onomah from Spurs


Aston Villa sign midfielder Joshua Onomah from Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur midfield prodigy Joshua Onomah has joined Championship outfit Aston Villa on a season-long loan and committed his future to the north Londoners in the process by signing a new long-term contract with Mauricio Pochettino's side.

The England Under-20 World Cup victor has been touted for a bright future but only made 12 appearances in all competitions for the Spurs first team last season.

Twelve months from now, I hope we're scheming how to stop him as he suits up for Spurs on the opening day of the Premier League season against our Villa.

The England Under-21 global is one of the best and most promising young players in England, and it may have come as a surprise to Tottenham fans when it was announced that the midfielder was leaving on loan for a club in the Championship.

Villa moved to secure Onomah's service after they received news that Jack Grealish would be missing for a lengthy period following an injury he picked up during pre-season.

Onomah is eligible for this weekend's Sky Bet Championship opener against Hull City after training with his new team-mates.

"This is a huge football club and I want to really make my mark here and prove to be a player the manager can rely on".

The Enfield born youngster is a product of the Spurs academy. "I know that promotion is the aim and I am here to help us achieve that", he told the club website.

News of Onomah's signing went down well with the Villa faithful, with many believing that he will add the quality necessary to help the side secure promotion back to the top flight.



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