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Tottenham face anxious wait over possible departure as reports emerge

Tottenham supporters have been in fine voice in the Transfer Tavern in recent times after seeing their side end a memorable week with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Wembley on Sunday, a result which moved them level on points with second place Manchester United in the Premier League table.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men may well have lost to the Red Devils at start of the week but they soon put that behind them with a stunning 3-1 victory over European champions Real Madrid, which in turn booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League for the first time since 2011. And although they were far from their best against Roy Hodgson’s Palace on Sunday, they got the all important three points thanks to Son Heung-min’s excellent second half strike, which was enough to drew them level with second place United in the Premier League table.

Thus, our resident Spurs fans have had a fair bit to shout about in the Tavern this week, although they may well be slightly concerned by a recent report from The Birmingham Mail, which suggests that Aston Villa want to land Josh Onomah on a permanent deal.

The 20-year-old came up through the ranks at Spurs but has made just 32 first team appearances for the North London side, and was subsequently sent out on loan to Steve Bruce’s Villa at the start of this season to earn regular football.

And he has done just that with two goals and one assist in 14 Championship games for the Villans, in turn helping them to sixth place in the division, and very much in contention for promotion to the Premier League.

And that ultimately could be the determining factor in any move for Onomah, as reports suggest that they are already considering the possibility of a permanent deal, although promotion is reportedly going to aid Villa’s cause.

Thus, Spurs face an anxious wait to see whether Bruce’s men can indeed return to the Premier League this season.

Landlord’s verdict: Josh Onomah has certainly shown glimpses of promise when called upon for Tottenham in recent years, although he’s not going to command regular first team football for a while yet.

And a loan move to Aston Villa this season has certainly helped him develop further as a player, so much so that the Villans are exploring the possibility of permanently signing the 20-year-old.

However, it’s going to be tricky for Villa given that they haven’t got the funds to make a deal permanent in January, although if they were to get promoted this season, that could seriously aid their cause.

Ultimately, one senses that Onomah will remain at Tottenham beyond the summer, but the North London outfit are set to face an anxious wait as promotion could well decide the 20-year-old’s Spurs future.

Tottenham fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!

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