News today in the Sunday Sun, that Newcastle will move for Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara.
Jamie O’Hara – Newcastle may try loan move
With Portsmouth having entered administration yesterday, the administrator charged with reducing the club’s debt, Andrew. Andronikou, has said he will cut the running costs of the club to a bare minimum.
And if Portsmouth should end O’Hara’s season long loan spell at Fratton Park, to save on his wages, Newcastle will move in.
And we’re sure lots of clubs will be looking at Portsmouth’s playing staff right now, to see which players they may want to take.
Obviously with Portsmouth being penalized 9 points, the south coast club need to cull their playing staff in any case, for life in the Championship next season.
Although to the players enormous credit, they did win 2-1 away at Burnley, and we notice that a certain Jamie O’Hara missed a penalty too.
Of course Newcastle were linked only last week with Portsmouth’s out-of-favor midfielder Jason Koumas, although Chris Hughton has denied any interest.
We’ll see if that continues, because Jason could be bought very cheaply right now.
The 23-year-old O’Hara seems likely to have to leave Spurs for first team football, and we’ve followed this lad over the last couple of years and he’s a very good player.
And of course Hughton knows O’Hara very well already, since the youngster made his way through the Tottenham Youth ranks at the London club, when Chris was coaching there.
Jamie joined Tottenham in 2003, after being at that other North London club, Arsenal, from 1995, an Academy he joined when he was just 9 years old.
O’Hara played 7 times for the England U21 side and was in the same side as our own Steven Taylor, who of course captained the U21 side.
The left footed midfielder, who was born in London and stands 5’11” tall, has played over 50 times for Spurs with 3 goals and has been out on loan to Chesterfield, Milwall and is now in his second loan spell at Portsmouth.
Jamie has now played over 100 first class games and has scored around 12 goals, by our reckoning. We think it would be a good loan move, especially if we can get the lad permanently in the summer.
In fact we wouldn’t be surprised if he was already on Hughton’s shopping list for the summer, should we get promoted – he was on ours. 😀
What do you think?
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