By Derek Smithson
Tottenham youngster Josh Onomah is wanted on loan next season by three top-flight clubs, according to a report.
The Sun claim that the 20-year-old is at the centre of a tug-of-war between recently promoted Premier League sides Brighton and Huddersfield, plus Scottish champions Celtic.
The report details that Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino does not want to halt the midfielder’s progression next season and that has alerted clubs to a potential loan deal.
Onomah will be high in confidence after helping England win the Under-20s World Cup on Sunday as they beat Venezuela 1-0 in the final.
The Spurs academy graduate was an important player throughout the completion and was deployed in the central midfield area, where he helped dominate matches with possession and tough tackling.
He has mainly been used in a wide role by Spurs and is yet to really cement his position in the squad.
Onomah did manage 12 senior appearances last season, including two substitute roles in the Champions League group stages.
Football Insider verdict:
Spurs should certainly look to loan out Onomah next year so he can obtain some much-needed first team experience. The Englishman is an attractive player after winning the youth World Cup and has the potential to become a future star. The north London club have seen his best position is in the centre of midfield and he should be used there by a loanee club next year. Onomah is unlikely to force his way past the likes of Mousa Dembele, Victor Wanyama, Harry Winks and Eric Dier next season, but some further development should push him closer. Spurs should look to keep their academy star in the Premier League if he is guaranteed regular action, despite the offer of Champions League football at Celtic.
In other Tottenham transfer news, European giants are eyeing the club’s £95,000-a-week senior player.