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Steve Bruce is ready to ‘break the bank’ to sign Tottenham loanee Josh Onomah permanently

Onomah returned to the Aston Villa line-up and was the stand-out performer in 2-1 win over promotion rivals Fulham

Steve Bruce says Aston Villa will “try to break the bank” for England Under-21 star Josh Onomah.

The 20-year-old midfielder was the stand-out performer in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Fulham.

Josh Onomah is desperately wanted at Aston Villa

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Josh Onomah is desperately wanted at Aston Villa

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And Bruce would love to turn his loan move from Tottenham into a permanent one.

“Josh Onomah was terrific,” purred Bruce. “We’ll try and break the bank for him!

“But we know Spurs have got a very good player there.”

Onomah was allowed to leave Spurs despite having made 32 appearances for in all competitions.

Onomah was Villas stand out performer against Fulham

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Onomah was Villa’s stand-out performer against Fulham

Steve Bruce will break the bank to sign him

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Steve Bruce will ‘break the bank’ to sign him

Boss Mauricio Pochettino allowed him to go despite usually opting to retain his brightest stars around the first-team squad.

It will be difficult for Bruce to prise Onomah away from the north London club but promotion to the Premier League would help.

The man-of-the-match had started the last six games on the bench but returned to inspire Villa to success over their promotion rivals.

Onomah pulled off a series of sliding tackles and vital interceptions, and expertly tracked down the Fulham runners.


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Onomah has made a big impression in the England youth set-up

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Onomah has made a big impression in the England youth set-up

Onomah heads for goal in a recent game against Brentford

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Onomah heads for goal in a recent game against Brentford

He also set up Albert Adomah for the deciding goal.

And the Villa scene seems to suit the youngster. He said:

“It has definitely been important to get the loan move and to get minutes this season.

“I feel a lot fitter and stronger.


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“I feel like I am always learning at my club from my staff and the players around me.”

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