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TT Introduces: Josh Onomah

TT Introduces: Josh Onomah

Leeds United supporters in the Transfer Tavern are very much looking forward to the 2018/19 Championship season following the appointment of Marcelo Bielsa as the club’s new manager earlier in the summer.

The former Argentina and Chile boss replaced the sacked Paul Heckingbottom last month following the departure of the Englishman at the end of last season, having won just four of his 16 matches in charge of the Yorkshire giants. Yet there is much excitement and optimism among Leeds fans up and down the country following the arrival of the highly-rated Bielsa, many of whom are hoping that he will be the man to lead the Whites back to the Premier League.

Thus, there are many positive Leeds fans around the country, several of whom are on the lookout for young Premier League players that could be allowed out on loan this season in a bid for regular first team football.

And based on his efforts at both youth level, and indeed for Aston Villa last term, 21-year-old Tottenham sensation Josh Onomah could be absolutely ideal for Bielsa’s Leeds.

The attacker has come up through the ranks at the North London club to make his senior debut for Spurs back in January 2015, coming on as a substitute in their FA Cup third round replay success over Burnley.

And that has paved the way for 31 further first team appearances for Mauricio Pochettino’s men, but with only 13 of those coming in the Premier League, none of which being starts, it’s clear that he still remains a way away from challenging for a regular spot.

Yet Onomah went some way to proving his credentials at Championship level last season while on loan at Aston Villa, with the 21-year-old netting four goals and laying on three assists for Steve Bruce’s men to help them reach the play-off final, only to fall agonisingly short of a return to the Premier League by losing to Fulham at Wembley.

Nonetheless, the England Under-21 proved his worth to the Villans over the course of the campaign to suggest that he could be an asset to any second tier side this time round, not least a Leeds team seeking to secure a return to the top-flight for the first time since 2004.

The Yorkshire heavyweights have twice got themselves into promotion contention in the last few years before failing to get the job done, thus suggesting that further depth and indeed quality is needed throughout the squad to deal with the demands of a Championship season.

And the arrival of Spurs sensation Onomah would go some way to bolstering the attacking ranks, thus proving to be an absolutely ideal signing for the Whites this summer.

Leeds fans… what do you think? Let us know!

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