By Harry Sykes
Box-to-box midfielder Josh Onomah impressed this summer as he helped the England Under-20s to their World Cup win, and he’s set to be rewarded with a new long-term deal at Tottenham.
Onomah is contracted to Spurs until the summer of 2020 but The Mirror claims that Mauricio Pochettino has seen enough to want to extend the 20-year-old’s contract on improved terms.
The attacking midfielder made five appearances for the U20 team this summer, including a full 90 minutes in the 1-0 win against Venezuela in the final.
Before the World Cup, Onomah said that he knew his manager would be watching him and was aiming to catch his eye as he homes in on a regular first-team place.
“I know my manager is watching, and to the fans and everyone who have not seen me yet, I want to show them what I can do,” said Onomah to the Sun prior to the tournament in South Korea.
“Football is all about setting new goals and overcoming challenges. And mine at the moment is to win the World Cup and then step-up at Tottenham and try to become a regular starter.”
His mature performances in South Korea appear to have done the job, with top-flight and Championship clubs eager to take him on loan this summer.
However, the Mirror claims that he is part of Pochettino’s plans for the new season, despite only making five short cameos in the Premier League last season with a total of 18 minutes game time.
He has made seven starts in cup competitions though, and will be hoping to make more of a mark in the league in the upcoming campaign.
In other Tottenham news, former Hull boss Phil Brown has suggested that Spurs have received bids for two of their key players.