OFFICIAL: Jamie O’Hara Signs New Contract With Tottenham Hotspur And Joins Portsmouth On Loan


Tottenham Hotspur have today confirmed via their official website that England Under-21 international midfielder Jamie O’Hara has today signed a new contact with the north London club, that should keep him at the club until 2013.

O’Hara, who made his debut for Spurs in December 2007, has made 56 senior appearances for the club, scoring seven goals.

Despite that affirmation of his commitment to Spurs, the midfielder has also moved on loan until January to Portsmouth this evening, a club who have enjoyed a busy 24 hours in the transfer market.

Spurs manager Harry Redknapp had earlier today told The Daily Telegraph, “They [Portsmouth] want to loan Jamie O’Hara which is a difficult one really because Jamie is a terrific young player. He’s a good player for us but he needs to play games and at the moment he’s not in the team.

“He really wants to play and gets some games so there is a possibility I might let him go to Portsmouth on loan until Christmas. They will be getting an excellent player and he’ll do a great job for them. If something can be sorted out I will let him go for a few months.”

Pompey boss Paul Hart was delighted to welcome the player to Fratton Park, telling his club’s official website, “Jamie’s a great prospect and we’re fortunate to get him. Tottenham have been extremely generous to let him come here.

“He wants to play every week. He’s got great ability and a great engine and I’m really looking forward to him coming on board.”

The player himself was also pleased to have made the switch, adding, “It was frustrating to be sat on the bench at Tottenham. Hopefully I can come here and get some games under my belt.

“My agent told me that Paul Hart was really interested a few days ago and Harry Redknapp asked me if I’d like to go out on loan. It’s a chance to play for a side who have done really well over the last few years, so I jumped at the opportunity.

“I know Younes Kaboul from when he was at Tottenham and Kevin-Prince Boateng and Michael Brown have also joined, so it’s good to meet up with them again.

“I’m always going to give 100 percent and hopefully I’ll fit in straight away and get to know the lads quite quickly. If we’re going to play 4-3-3 then hopefully I’ll play in the centre of midfield, where I can attack and score some goals.

“There have been a few players added to the squad now and hopefully we can push on and get some results. There are some games coming up in the next few weeks where we can get a few points.”


~ by footballdirecta on August 28, 2009.

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