Josh Onomah reveals which Spurs player helped him make up his mind about exit

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Dom Le Roy

Josh Onomah, despite being at Spurs since he was just 8-years-old, transferred to Fulham on deadline day this summer.

Ryan Sessegnon moved in the opposite direction, with around £25m changing hands in the process as Tottenham secured one of the brightest English talents around (BBC).

The deal went right down to the wire, as Spurs announced Sessegnon on their app after the window had slammed shut.

Ex-Spurs academy starlet, Onomah, has now been speaking out on his time at the club and why he decided to move on. He also took the chance to wish Sess all the best.

In fact, Onomah even claims that Sessegnon helped to make up his mind about the move, as the winger assured him that Fulham suited his style of play.

Onomah had been on the edges of the first team a couple of times at Spurs, but had never really managed to break his way into Pochettino’s plans.

Onomah said (Fulham): “It was a stressful couple of days, what with me not being definitely sure if it was going to happen or not. But to finally get here, meet the players, meet the staff, is amazing and I just can’t wait to get started.

“When there’s two deals relying on each other it makes things a little more complicated. You hope for the best and that it all goes to plan, and thankfully it did.

“I wish Sess the best as well. I know him, I know he’s going to settle in quickly and do well, and I wish all the best for him.

“He told me how great a club Fulham is, a massive club with great fans. He knows me, he knows my style of play, and he said I’d fit right in.

“That made me look forward to joining even more.

“It was weird leaving Tottenham. I’ve been with them since I was eight, Tottenham has been my whole life, so it has been strange, but when one door closes another one opens.

“All I’m feeling now is excitement about the new challenge here, and hopefully I can settle in quickly.”

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