Midfielder to hold crunch talks with Tottenham over future

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Jamie O’Hara admits that he will hold talks with Harry Redknapp this summer to discuss his future at Spurs.

The midfielder has enjoyed a season-long loan at Portsmouth and after tasting regular-first team football at Pompey, he claims he won’t settle on being a fringe player.

“Once I go back to Spurs, I will be sitting down with the manager and seeing what he wants to do with me next year, whether he wants to offload me to somewhere else or if he wants to keep me,” said O’Hara.

“I have tasted first team football now and have played a lot of games. I would not want to go back to sitting on the bench and playing one match in six.

“There are already five or six great central midfield players at Spurs, and the manager may bring some more in during the summer.

“Spurs have done fantastic this year, so it is going to be difficult for me to get in the team. I will just have to sit down with the manager and see what he wants to do.”

He added: “Being at Portsmouth has matured me as a player, being consistent every game is something I have learned more this year.

“You can’t just come in and have one game in six if you want to play in the Premier League week in and week out, you have to put in performances in every game if you want to play at the top level.

“I have come to Portsmouth and had a great season personally, so hopefully now this can be a stepping stone to go on to better things.”

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  1. Er…ok, cheers and goodbye. I saw the title and thought it was someone important. Jog on then Jamie 'the new Judas'.

    • Bit harsh on Jamie. Can't blame him at this stage of his career if he wants more than being just a fringe player after his great season at Pompey. Understand he hadn't even pushed to go there in the first place – just part of the deal they wanted in order to get KP Boateng. Good luck Jamie but don't go and play in the final and finish your back off as we'd still like to get a decent fee for you while you're hot property.

  2. Good player, as good as we have at the club presently ? No.
    Not fast enough on the left to compete with Bale, not powerful enough in the middle to compete with Palacious, Sendro, Huddlestone . Not as clever as a player as Mordic or Krancar. Lower in the pecking order than Jenas
    Squad player at best.
    I would think Jamie will do well at a newly promoted club or somewhere like Wolves or Sunderland. I can't imagine any of the other "big four" clubs coming in for him.Not Champions League class where all our players will need to feel at home.
    Sorry Jamie- like you a lot but just not good enough to be demanding a first team slot with a leading club

  3. Jamie is a lillywhite through and through and it would be sad to see that passion leave the club. A life long fan who play's a decent level of football, I can understand his desire to play first team football. However, the squad has risen to a new level and if he wants a regular start he will need to show Harry that his game has surpassed the other midfieders in the starting eleven. Although he has had a good spell at Pompey I don't think he can command a regular starting berth, but as mentioned earlier you really wouldn't want to loose him from the squad.

    • Totally agree. Maybe another loan with a clause of recalling @ any times because we need a big squade to cover likely injuries due to the tough tough competitions ahead. Same applies to GDS or even Keane.

  4. Great player good technical ability and a good striker of the ball. I'd rather sell jenas and keep jamie. Swop jenas for Ireland from manchester city and keep jamie , this player is still young and has a lot of class. He could become like fletcher from united but playing at spurs. swop robbie keen with bayern munich's robben + about 5 million that should seal the deal.

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