Jamie O’Hara is a good squad player, whose work rate, versatility and good left foot allow him to play anywhere across the midfield or at left back. O’Hara is the type of player every big team needs and could be described as this generation’s Phil Neville. But whilst O’Hara has certain qualities, is he good enough to hold down a regular first-team place at Tottenham or any other top-six club?
Rumours have been circulating around the media that O’Hara is set to be sold in the summer to make way for a host of new arrivals at White Hart Lane (probably even more of Portsmouth’s team). This is evident as O’Hara was allowed to rejoin Pompey on loan in January, who can accommodate the utility man in their team. O’Hara was one of best players in Pompey’s derby victory over Southampton last weekend, playing in the hole behind Utaka and Dindane, and has generally been one of the bright lights in an otherwise dreadful season at Fratton Park.
Obviously Portsmouth, with their well-publicised financial situation, will not be able to keep O’Hara in the summer, but for the time being, O’Hara can attract potential suitors and maybe earn himself a big-money move, if Spurs decide to get rid of the England U-21 international.