Report: Liverpool pursue Tottenham teenager Joshua Onomah, could offer huge wage increase

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Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Tottenham youngster Joshua Onomah.

According to The Sun, Liverpool have joined Chelsea and Manchester City in the race to sign Tottenham teenager Joshua Onomah.

All three clubs are in the market for young English players this summer due to the home-grown quota in the Premier League - and Onomah could now be in demand.

The midfielder, 18, has come up through the academy at Tottenham, earning a reputation as one of the most highly-rated youngsters.

An England Under-18 regular, Onomah made his first team debut for Spurs in January during an FA Cup tie against Burnley, and is widely tipped to break through into the side on a regular basis in the near future under Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.

However, with just one year left on his contract at White Hart Lane, Onomah is now attracting interest in his signature, with The Sun suggesting that Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City are all pursuing him.

The report notes that Onomah earns just £800-a-week, with the three interested teams will to offer up to 20 times that amount - handing him a deal worth up to £16,000-a-week.

Onomah's contract - now a priority for Spurs?

Tottenham have embraced their home-grown talent recently, bringing through the likes of Danny Rose, Ryan Mason, Andros Townsend and Harry Kane.

With other youngsters such as Dele Alli, Alex Pritchard and Eric Dier also emerging in North London, Tottenham have a strong base of young, English players under Pochettino - and Onomah should be a part of that.

Having worked hard to nurture Onomah through his teenage years at the club, Tottenham now have to make keeping Onomah a priority this summer, and should offer him a new contract to fend off the interested parties; who will no doubt be ready to swoop for the midfielder if they don't.

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