It is looking like an exciting time to be a Leeds United fan. The West Yorkshire club have recently appointed one of world football’s most respected managers in Marcelo Bielsa and now it is time for, hopefully, some exciting player recruitment.
One avenue which will have Leeds fans on tenterhooks is the club’s apparent new links with Tottenham Hotspur. As reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, Bielsa and Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino are close which could see some Spurs players heading to Elland Road on loan. Indeed, Argentine defender Juan Foyth is already a rumoured target.
But could a man who failed to convince at a Championship rival be a shrewd recruit for Leeds?
Josh Onomah spent last season on loan at Aston Villa. He came into the season on a wave of expectation, after being one of the star performers in England’s under-20 World Cup triumph.
But his time at Villa Park was mixed. Some good performances were intertwined with others that left the Villa faithful unconvinced.
That should not put Leeds off, and Onomah could be exactly what they need in central midfield. The rangey box-to-box maestro is technically gifted and physically imposing – when he has his head in the game.
Leeds need to improve the centre of the park, with Eunan O’Kane, Kalvin Phillips, Adam Forshaw and Ronaldo Vieira all having below par campaigns in 2017-18.
If Onomah is available for loan again this summer, then Leeds should use their new-found friendship to bring him in.
Then the 21-year-old can show Aston Villa just exactly what he is capable of.