It would appear that potential Newcastle target Jamie O’Hara’s personal relationship with Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is now good, but Jamie doesn’t know if he will ever play for Tottenham again.
O’Hara battles Seb Bassong – now at Spurs – in our relegation season
There was a bit of a rumpus when Jamie had said he hoped Tottenham would lose the FA Cup semi-final between Portsmouth and Spus, so he could play in the final.
But what did Harry expect him to say – that he hoped Portsmouth would lose?
Jamie should obviously have kept quiet about the whole thing diplomatically, but far too much was made of Jamie’s statement in the press – as per usual.
O’Hara of course was not eligible to play in the semi-final, which Portsmouth won fair and square, and now meet Premiership Champions Chelsea on Saturday in the final.
Jamie O’Hara said today:
“I’ve spoken to Harry and any issues between us have been dealt with.” “I was just being honest so I am not worried about going back to Spurs when my loan spell is over.”
“I will be sitting down with Harry in the next couple of weeks to see what he wants to do with me next season.” “I don’t want to go back to White Hart Lane if I’m just going to be sitting on the bench.”
“There are already five or six great central midfield players at Spurs and it is going to be difficult for me to get into the team there.”
It’s hard to see how Jamie would get many games next season at Spurs, and it may be best for both parties to allow Jamie to leave in the summer.
O’Hara, who is 23, would be a great addition to the Newcastle squad, and he is a player who always gives 100% and has shown that he can hold his own in the Premiership.
The transfer price is said to be £3M, and we don’t know if Harry would allow him to go on another season-long loan deal, which would certianly suit Newcastle, who could then have the option of signing him permanently next summer.
But we have to think that Spurs would want to sell him this summer, and there will be a number of clubs after the lad.
As we said, we think Jamie would be a great addition to the Newcastle squad and await developments