By Russell Edge
Tottenham are not looking to sell on-loan Aston Villa midfielder Josh Onomah but will hold talks about the possibility of securing another season-long temporary deal, according to a report.
The Birmingham Mail claim on their website that while the Villans are keen on snapping up the 20-year-old on a permanent contract, they lack the financial means to prise him from Tottenham, although suggest securing promotion to the Premier League may help in their pursuit.
However it is definitively stated that Spurs have no intentions of letting their hot prospect leave permanently any time soon, but that discussions over another spell out on loan following his success at Villa Park this season will definitely take place.
This season has seen the central midfielder score twice in 16 appearances across all competitions, with eight of those coming as starts in the Championship.
Capped twice by England’s under-21 side, he already has 32 outings under his belt for the senior side at Tottenham, with seven starts to his name.
Football Insider verdict
The situation with Josh Onomah seems pretty settled right now, but that is unlikely to be the case come next summer. The midfielder will have had a taste of regular first team football and will no doubt be looking to experience the same during the 2018/19 season, although that appears unlikely at Spurs. Aston Villa are likely to try and snap him up permanently, although may well be happy to take him back on another temporary deal if need be. Tottenham meanwhile have to decide whether to integrate him into the senior squad, as they did to great success with Harry Winks, or let him depart on loan again, with a permanent sale looking out of the question for the highly rated midfield maestro.
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