Aston Villa close in on loan deal for Tottenham's Josh Onomah

Aston Villa to sign new player today – reliable journalist
Aston Villa to sign new player today – reliable journalist

07 August, 2017

Tottenham midfielder Joshua Onomah has joined Championship club Aston Villa on loan.

The central midfielder has a great deal of competition in his position and Mauricio Pochettino has chose to allow the 20-year-old to go out and gain experience in the Championship.

Spurs tweeted today that the midlands club, who were relegated from the Premier League in 2015, will be taking Onomah on loan for the duration of the 2017-18 season.

He becomes Villa's second loan signing of the summer, following Sam Johnstone's decision to return on a season-long loan from Manchester United.

An under-20 World Cup victor with England this summer, the youngster becomes Villa's sixth signing of the summer, following the likes of John Terry, Christopher Samba and Glenn Whelan and could play a vital role in the club's push for promotion to the Premier League.

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Onomah is Bruce's sixth signing, following Johnstone, John Terry, Chris Samba, Glenn Whelan and Ahmed Elmohamady through the door.

He has made 32 senior appearances for the North London club but has yet to establish himself as a regular in the starting line-up, with this loan move set to provide him with valuable regular playing time.

Grealish suffered kidney damage during Villa's pre-season encounter with Watford on Saturday, and is expected to spend at least three-months on the sidelines.

On the other hand, Aston Villa have been rather active in the transfer market this summer and have pilfered a number of players from Premier League sides. Let us know your thoughts.

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