Date: 17th July 2019 at 11:40am
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According to Charlie Wyett of The Sun, Josh Onomah ‘will leave’ Tottenham this summer after being ‘frozen out’ by Mauricio Pochettino. The midfielder is said to be ‘stunned’ at the decision to demote him to the reserves and could consider a move to Germany due to increased interest from Bundesliga sides – Borussia Monchengladbach, 1.FSV Mainz 05, Augsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Onomah may be shocked at being exiled from the first-team, but Pochettino’s decision isn’t that much of a surprise given his lack of Tottenham outings. Since rising through the youth ranks to the first-team in 2015, the 22-year-old has racked up only 807 minutes of football.

The England u21 international has stiff competition in midfield too. Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Harry Winks can all play in Onomah’s preferred position so it’s hard to see him getting the nod from Pochettino. His last appearance for Tottenham was against Watford on April 8, 2017, so it’s not a shock that he could be moved on this summer.

The £10m-rated midfielder has spent the last two years on loan at Aston Villa (August 4, 2017 – May 31, 2018) and Sheffield Wednesday (August 31, 2018 – May 31, 2019) – two sides who were in the Championship at the time – so it’s clear that he’s not on the level to stay at Tottenham.

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3 Replies to “Report: ‘Stunned’ midfielder ‘will leave’ Tottenham after being ‘frozen out’ by Pochettino”

  • Onomah, like Tom Carroll before him, is too lightweight, has little impact at crucial times, and is not a player to take Spurs forward (or even keep us at the same level of these past 4 years or so). The worry is that KWP too is not developing as we’d hoped. Which brings us to the conundrum of Rose and Trippier. It’s obvious that Poch is looking to play in a different way, but look how incredibly influential our full/wing backs have been in the past 4 years! We never properly replaced Walker, and now our other England full back internationals, Trippier and Rose, are leaving too. At their best these guys created brilliantly from the wings and freed up our midfield and attack, and now we’re left with Davies, Aurier and KWP. Davies has been a great servant and deserves his new contract, but who would cover him or compete with him? Aurier and to a lesser extent, KWP, are players who will surely take us backwards. I wish Danny Alves would sign for just one year with us, until we sort this out, because we’ll have no top class right back otherwise. I agree we need evolution in Spurs’ play, and it will be interesting to see who’s finally coming in at the end of the window, but what we don’t need is an immediate ‘revolution’ to our play. To throw the baby out with the dishwater (Rose and Tripps) is madness, and leaves us woefully short in those vital key areas. If Eriksen leaves too, then we’ll have lost our only ‘world class’ playmaker in the final third; in fact, our ONLY playmaker full stop! Toby going I can cope with (although I wish he’d stay the extra year, because him leaving next summer for free will be worth more than getting £25m for him now) but we can’t just rip apart a system of speedy full backs to accommodate a still unproven Foyth and others who might awkwardly slot in to play there.

  • c b waters – I assume when you say “lightweight” you aren’t talking physically. Onomah has never really lived up to his potential in my opinion. I don’t know why some players seem to be able perform to their absolute maximum while others always seem to do less than they are capable of. As I understand it no one so far has bid for Rose, so he’s not leaving just yet. At the moment Eriksen and Toby aren’t leaving either and the clock is ticking. I’m pretty sure none of them will be tearing up their contracts if there turns out to be no takers. Trippier just isn’t the player he was two years ago, its a bit like when Dembele left. He was a shadow of what he’d been two seasons before but fans talked as if he was still performing at that level. There’s a certain irony in you talking about taking risks with unproven players. Isn’t that what we’ve been doing since Poch arrived ? isn’t that what has got us this far ?

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