Tottenham youngster John Onomah has signed a season-long loan deal at Aston Villa, just one day before the Villain’s first game of the 2017/18 campaign.
The 20-year old has made just 13 league appearances for Spurs in three years but he has bags of potential. Just hours before his move to Villa he signed a contract extension keeping him at Tottenham until 2021.
The midfielder has represented England at every youth level and was part of the team that won the 2017 FIFA Under-20 World Cup this summer.
However, Villa already have one of the division’s largest squads to organise. Steve Bruce has a long list of midfielders available to him, even without the injured Jack Grealish.
Onomah is available for Villa’s opening fixture against Hull City tomorrow, but it is unlikely he will be thrown straight into the action.
Villa and football fans alike have taken to social media to give their opinion on the move….
The majority are pleased with the deal…
Good bit of business for #avfc with Josh Onomah. Young, hungry & with a point to prove. Ready & set for the opening weekend. Pressure is on!
— Bhavik Patel (@BazlaP) 4 August 2017
@RichardderhamIn you’ve signed Josh Onomah from us on loan, cracking signing for you mate!
— Steve Taylor-Bryant (@STBwrites) 4 August 2017
Like the signing of onomah. Hopefully get promoted. Sign on loan next season for prem and then sign him as he enjoys regular football. #avfc
— Daniel Hodson (@dshodson) 4 August 2017
Josh Onomah on loan?!? AVFC have done some excellent business this transfer window
— MoJo (@MoJo_S5) 4 August 2017
Brilliant signing in Josh onomah, what we need in my opinion. #AVFC
— Phil Rees (@York_Villa) 4 August 2017
Josh onomah is a good signing, him feeding the balls through to Hogan could be lethal in this league #AVFC
— therowleyranger (@therowleyranger) 4 August 2017
However, some are still to be convinced…
You’d think Onomah has been bought in to replace Jack In the number 10 role. We really don’t need another centre mid
— Harry Johnson (@avfc_johnson) 4 August 2017
Onomah was dire whenever I’ve seen him play, don’t really get the fuss?
— Dominick Denis (@DomDen_) 4 August 2017
For thing is for sure, Aston Villa’s strength in depth is frightening…
Bacuna and Onomah are more wingers who would fill in really if others are injured/lose form.
— André Chambers (@AndrePC82) 4 August 2017
So in CM we currently have, Lansbury, Hourihane, Whelan, Jedinak, Onomah, Bacuna, Lyden, Gardner. Guessing GG will be sold and JL loaned.
— Adz (@AdzW90) 4 August 2017
So #avfc current CMs:
Bacuna and BB can do a job, GG on way out. Good numbers tbh
— Chris Ellis (@ellis250) 4 August 2017
Whilst Tottenham’s are running out of players…
Onomah loan surely means a midfielder incoming, right?
— John Picklesimer (@Old_Yank) 4 August 2017
So Onomah is loaded out. What’s left on the bench now?
— Abdullah AlKhars (@Bu700R) 4 August 2017
Onomah out on loan? Must be a purchase on the cards…#COYS
— Jim Howick (@JimHowick) 4 August 2017