Tottenham preparing to let midfielder leave, club interested

Tottenham Hotspur are prepared to let young midfielder Josh Onomah leave the club this summer and have opened talks with Championship club Huddersfield Town, according to the Football Insider.

The 22-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at Spurs and has spent the past two seasons away from the New White Hart Lane with spells at Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday.

The £55million signing of Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele this summer has further decreased his chances of playing for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Onomah progressed through the Tottenham academy to make his debut aged 17 in an FA Cup replay tie with Burnley in January 2015 but has found appearances hard to come by and has featured just 31 times in all competitions since making his first-team bow.

Huddersfield are winning the race for the England Under-21 international and are eyeing the midfielder to replace Phil Billing, who left for Bournemouth in a £15million this week.

A number of clubs from England and abroad have made enquiries regarding the Enfield-born player, but the Terriers are understood to have stolen the march on the rest.

The West Yorkshire side will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing season that saw them finish rock bottom of the Premier League and manager Jan Siewert looks to build a side that can push for a top-six place.

Onomah has experience of Championship football having helped Villa to the play-off final in 2018 where he scored four goals in 38 games under former manager Steve Bruce.

He followed Bruce to Sheffield Wednesday during the latter half of last season and made 14 appearances as the Owls finished in a respectable 12th position after a disastrous start to the campaign.

The midfielder last featured for Tottenham when coming off the bench in a 4-0 win over Watford in August 2017 and is looking likely to be plying his trade away from North London this season.

Spurs begin the new campaign when they host Aston Villa at the New White Hart Lane on August 10.

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