Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara could be heading for the exit door at White Hart Lane, after Harry Redknapp hinted the midfielder could be on the move. The 24 year old has missed the first half of this season with a back injury sustained during the last campaign. Redknapp admitted O’Hara needs to be playing regular first team football at this stage of his career and the midfielder may be better moving to find it.
“O’Hara needs to play. He would be better off playing somewhere that not playing. He would do a good job for someone in the Premier League,” the manager said.
When O’Hara does return to action, he’ll find he way to the Spurs first team blocked by an intimidating group of rival central midfielders at the club. Ahead of O’Hara in the pecking order for a place in Spurs’ midfield are Jermaine Jenas, Tom Huddlestone, Luka Modric and Sandro and because of this the football predictions suggest he is on the move.
O’Hara isn’t the sort of player who is happy to sit on the bench and it’s widely expected he’ll be looking to move when given the chance. While on loan at Portsmouth last season, O’Hara proved what a genuine all round centre midfielder he is. He was Pompy’s best player in what was a turbulent season both on and off the pitch.
Although he’ll struggle to get into this Spurs side, there are plenty of Premier League clubs that would jump at the chance to bring him to their club. O’Hara’s link to West Ham manager Avram Grant has led to wide spread belief that a deal is very possible. The Premier League’s bottom club could certainly do with a Jamie O’Hara in their midfield to share some of the responsibility that captain Scott Parker has carried for much of the season so far. The football betting suggests West Ham are going down, but O’Hara could help reverse their fortunes.
O’Hara may not fancy another relegation battle though and he’ll most likely have many more other option available to him. Spurs will be at odds over losing such an exciting player as O’Hara, but they are doing the right thing giving the midfielder a chance to further his career.