By Harry Sykes
Mauricio Pochettino will refuse to allow Josh Onomah to go out on loan from Tottenham in the January window, according to a social media report.
The unofficial Tottenham academy Twitter account has claimed that Spurs are set to snub all offers for attacking midfielder Onomah.
Replying to a question from a Spurs fan on the social media site, the account claimed that Pochettino will not give the green light for the 19-year-old to get regular game time elsewhere because he “wants Onomah fully embedded in his philosophy without a different coach interfering with his development”.
— Tottenham Academy (@thfcacademy) December 21, 2016
This comes after it was claimed Pochettino has given the green light for three Tottenham emerging stars to find new clubs in the January window.
The unofficial Tottenham academy Twitter account claimed on Tuesday afternoon that central midfielder Luke Amos, striker Shayon Harrison and right-back Kyle Walker-Peters will be allowed “to go on loan” next month.
But the Tottenham manager will reportedly take a different approach with highly rated academy graduate Onomah for the second half of the 2016/17 campaign.
The England Under-21 international has been a member of the senior squad for the last 12 months and has made 28 first-team appearances, including eight this season.
But Onomah has started only two Spurs games this term, both in the League Cup, and his four Premier League appearances have all come as a substitute.
Nevertheless, Pochettino will wrap the youngster in cotton wool rather than allow him to pick up bad habits elsewhere.
Spurs have earned a reputation for producing and developing some of the best young talents in England in recent seasons.
Harry Kane, Ryan Mason, Harry Winks, Nabil Bentaleb, Tom Carroll, Danny Rose and Crystal Palace summer signing Andros Townsend all graduated from the Tottenham academy into the first-team squad, while Eric Dier and Dele Alli have taken huge strides in a very short time at White Hart Lane.
Amos, Walker-Peters and Harrison, all of whom are 19, are also highly regarded by Spurs coaches, although they are a rung below Onomah and Winks.
The Tottenham academy Twitter account has developed a reputation for breaking stories, revealing in July that latest wonderkid Marucs Edwards had signed a new contract with the club.
In other Tottenham transfer news, fans have reacted after the club agreed the terms of a 21-year-old move in January.