If today’s papers are to be believed and Spurs have indeed slapped a £6M transfer fee on 23 year-old Jamie O’Hara, then that will probably rule out Newcastle.
Jamie O’Hara – £6M price tag – that’s too high
West Ham are also thought to be interested but they may be able to sell some of their players and come up with the £6M price tag, which seems high.
But Spurs also wanted £8M for their right back Alan Hutton, which is what they paid Glasgow Rangers for him back in January, 2008, but that turned Sunderland away – and Newcastle too – if they were ever interested in the player.
Avram Grant is due to be appointed Portsmouth manager next week, and is said to be keen to make O’Hara his first purchase for his new club, and you have to think the West Ham Board will want to come up with the money for their new manager.
It may already be a done deal in fact.
But we don’t think O’Hara is a good buy at that money, and we have to think that if Newcastle were ever interested in the player, that interest has now died.
What do you think?