Tottenham academy starlet Josh Onomah has said he hopes to establish himself in Mauricio Pochettino's first team plans after signing a new deal with the club that ties him down until 2019.
The 18-year-old midfielder joined the White Hart Lane academy at the age of nine and has represented England at U16, U17 and U18 levels – winning the European Under 17 Championship in 2014.
The Argentinian manager rewarded him with a first team debut during the FA Cup game against Burnley in January, while also handing him a chance to prove his worth during post-season friendlies in Malaysia and Australia.
The young midfielder will now attempt to follow in the footsteps of Harry Kane, Ryan Mason, Andros Townsend and Nabil Bentaleb after the four academy stars had managed to establish in the first-team in recent seasons.
"I've been going to White Hart Lane since I was nine, watching the games, feeling the passion of the fans, it just makes you want to pull the shirt on and be out there," he said to the club's official website.
"Making my debut last season was an amazing feeling, a massive moment for me and I just hope I can experience it more and more. Harry, Nabil, Ryan and Andros are inspirational for us. They have all come through the academy and they have all given us belief, they have shown that it is possible. It's great to be around them, to ask their advice and learn from them day to day.
"I'd love to follow in their footsteps. I just want to play for Tottenham for many years to come."
Ever since Pochettino's arrival in the Premier League at Southampton he has provided opportunities to academy players, and following the departures of Paulinho, Etienne Capoue and Benjamin Stambouli there is definitely a space for Onomah in the starting eleven.