Earlier this afternoon Tottenham Hotspur confirmed that Josh Onomah had headed out of the club to Sheffield Wednesday on another loan spell.
Josh Onomah has joined @swfc on loan for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 31, 2018
The 21-year-old midfielder didn’t have a great spell with Aston Villa in 2017/18 but he did get reasonable game time with 37 appearances in total across all competitions and he aided their promotion push with four goals in the Championship.
Naturally, at his age his performances were mixed and consistency was an issue, but it was another step in his development given his 32 appearances for us at senior level.
A number of fans felt he should take his place as a first-team option this year, but even though he heads to Hillsborough for the remainder of the campaign, we have a January recall clause like all deals, so if it’s not going how we’d like – or we need him back as an option, we can recall him and fingers crossed he’d come back in good form and confidence.
He's nothing special I'm telling you honestly
— Louis?? (@AClouis28) August 31, 2018
We've loads of players..
Poch probably thinks Amos and Skipp are more ready for cup games rather than Onomah who needs game time
— CH (@THFCch5) August 31, 2018
All the best Josh!
— E-Spurs (@e_spurs) August 31, 2018
Should have kept him at spurs
— Alex Benson-Wilson (@alexbw11) August 31, 2018
GOOD LUCK JOSH
— Enjoy your life (@english4alu) August 31, 2018
He's got excellent control, good passer of the ball and gets into good attacking positions. But from what I saw of him at Villa can drift out of games. Fantastic opportunity for him now to step up a gear.
— Terry Dignan (@TerryDignan) August 31, 2018
Hopefully a good loan spell this time, All the best Josh!
— Harsh Mishra (@SimplyWink) August 31, 2018
Best of luck Josh! Great loan move for you to express yourself.
— Lennon.Branagan (@LMcCand) August 31, 2018
When you factor everything in, I think this is win, win for us as he needs games to develop further and there’s no way he’d come into Mauricio Pochettino’s thinking outside of Cup games and he’ll gain far more from playing week in and week out and ironing out the deficiencies in his own game as he looks to forge a future with us.
Hopefully, he’ll make a further step up at the Owls and be all the better for it.