Playmaker Josh Onomah is reportedly heading for a medical with Preston North End after leaving Fulham on a free transfer.
That’s according to Football Insider, who claim that Onomah has agreed to sign for PNE and is now on his way for medical tests.
Football Insider were first to break PNE’s interest earlier on deadline day, suggesting that talks were at an advanced stage.
The deal appears to be moving closer and closer now with PNE hoping to snap up the former Tottenham Hotspur talent.
Onomah has left Fulham today having mutually terminated his contract with the Premier League side.
Onomah’s deal was set to end this summer anyway, so Fulham have terminated his deal early.
That allows Onomah to move on as a free agent and PNE are moving in to secure the midfielder.
Onomah, 25, just wants a fresh start and some regular playing time having played just 14 minutes for Fulham this season.
It may take a little while for Onomah to get up to speed but the hope is that he can provide some skill and creativity in the final third.
Other clubs are keen on Onomah too – Rangers were interested according to Give Me Sport – but a reunion with a PNE man may have tempted him to Deepdale.
Ononah won the Under-20 World Cup with England back in 2017, with PNE goalkeeper Freddie Woodman a key part of the squad.
The pair are pictured in the England Under-16 team above and now look set to reunite some six years on.
A former wonderkid at Tottenham, Onomah maybe hasn’t quite lived up to his potential but has shown real quality in the Championship before.
Onomah can play as an eight or as a number 10 in Ryan Lowe’s setup and will hopefully get his move wrapped up very soon.