By Harry Sykes
Josh Onomah will join Aston Villa on loan from Tottenham later today, according to a reliable journalist.
Mirror correspondent James Nursey claimed on his personal Twitter account on Friday morning that Villa have agreed the terms of a deal with Spurs for the attacking midfielder.
Nursey reported that the Championship club reached an agreement with Tottenham over Onomah, 20, on Thursday night.
— James Nursey (@JamesNursey) August 4, 2017
Manager Steve Bruce set his sights on the England Under-20 star after learning earlier this week that Jack Grealish will be sidelined for months with a kidney problem.
Versatile Onomah has been used by Spurs on the flanks but his best position is seen by many to be the deep-lying central midfield role in which he thrived as England won the World Cup this summer.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has previously been reluctant to sanction loan moves for players he regards as having the potential to play for the first team.
Onomah is yet to make his full Premier League debut for Spurs but has made 13 substitute appearances in the top-flight and seven starts in cup competitions since graduating from the club’s prolific academy.
In other Aston Villa transfer news, an attacking midfielder has pulled out of training at a Premier League club after Spurs tabled a player exchange offer.