This summer, Stuart Armstrong switched Scottish Champions Celtic for south coast side Southampton. The Glasgow club is yet to replace the Scotland international. To that end, Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Josh Onomah could be the perfect player to fill Armstrong shoes. The Versatile 21-year-old can play in different part of the central park but he is best productive as an attacking midfielder.
The fleet-footed Onomah spent the previous season on loan at Aston Villa as the club narrowly missed out on promotion after losing in the playoffs at Wembley Stadium. He played 33 Championship games for Steve Bruce’s side, finding the net four times and providing three assists.
To play regularly this season, the youngster must go out on a loan spell before the transfer window slams shut at the end of the month. A move away is necessary to ensure Onomah’s progress and playing regularly would increase his experience.
Celtic had an offer turned down for Onomah last summer, following which he moved to Aston Villa on loan. Fast forward a year later and he is still the player Brendan Rodgers’ side desperately needs. Armstrong’s exit has left a gap in the midfield and the Scottish giants have failed to fill the void.
Onomah’s energy and tenacity could offer them just the lift they need after a dismal start to the 2018/19 season.
The tough-tackling youngster puts in strong defensive contributions and is great with the ball at his feet. Onomah is also a good dribbler and can take a long shot with relative ease. Furthermore, he is adept at supplying key pass into the final third, and that is something Rodgers direly needs. Hence, Onomah is a great option to replace Armstrong and Celtic must revisit their interest by signing him on loan for the rest of the season.