By Pete O’Rourke
Tottenham have beaten the 5pm transfer cut-off to finalise the paperwork on the sale of Josh Onomah to Fulham, Football Insider has learned.
The two clubs have sent the deal sheet to the Premier League to give notice of the transfer and it should be announced in the coming hours.
Sources at Tottenham and Fulham have told Football Insider that Onomah has signed a three-year contract with the option of a fourth after agreeing personal terms with the Championship club.
He has been included in part-exchange for Ryan Sessegnon, who has joined Tottenham from Fulham for a fee of £25million rising to a potential £30million.
There have been extensive discussions between the Championship club and the Champions League finalists about the Sessegnon transfer all summer after the player agreed terms with Spurs many months ago.
But Fulham wanted a player of real potential calibre included in the deal as a sweetener, and that has been a key to finalising the transfer in recent days.
Onomah, who made his Tottenham debut aged 17, has been capped by England at Under-21 level and made 32 appearances for the Londoners, mainly as a substitute.
But Spurs did not regard the attacking midfielder as key part of Mauricio Pochettino’s plans in the new season, given the quality of the squad at the manager’s disposal.
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