According to The Birmingham Mail, Tottenham’s Josh Onomah has received scathing criticism from fans while on loan at Sheffield Wednesday.
The attacker has been described by fans as lazy and anonymous, although manager Jos Luhukay has said he is “very happy with him”.
However, this is the sort of response that The Lilywhites do not want to receive from their loan stars. The 21-year-old was sent on loan to increase his playing time, but he has only started five games so far this season for The Owls.
Not only will this criticism not reflect well upon the player, but it throws his Tottenham future into jeopardy. He has struggled to take his chance under Mauricio Pochettino, and this will only dent his chances of making a good impression.
Furthermore, Tottenham certainly appear to be thin on the ground in terms of players this season, apart from Onomah’s position. Spurs are blessed with a number of attacking midfielders who are playing particularly well. With the likes of Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Érik Lamela, Lucas Moura and Heung-min Son all battling it out to occupy those positions, Onomah would find it almost impossible to break into Pochettino’s starting XI.
Although it is likely that the 21-year-old will return to Tottenham at the end of the season, his long term future with The Lilywhites remains much less clear. There have been a number of players in recent years that haven’t quite made the grade after going out on loan, and Onomah may be one of them. This recent criticism will certainly not help his cause.