Former Tottenham midfielder tipped to be a star released by Championship club - report

By Tom Blackburn

Fulham have released former Tottenham starlet Jamie O’Hara, according to a report.

The BBC Sport website claim O’Hara has been released by Fulham along with a number of first team players.

He joined Fulham on a free transfer from Blackpool last summer and was a regular presence in the team’s midfield in 2015-16, making 32 league appearances in total.

However, manager Slavisa Jokanovic has reportedly decided there is no place for the player in his plans next season.

The 29-year-old midfielder was once tipped to be a star at both Premier League and international level.

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O’Hara initially joined Spurs as a trainee from Arsenal in 2003, and in 2007 was given his first team debut against Portsmouth by Juande Ramos, aged 21.

Expectations for the youngster were high and in 2007 he was named Hotspur Junior Young Player of the Year and was presented with the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust Breakthrough Award for his performances.

The potential of the youngster was never fulfilled though and after a number of loan spells he joined Wolves in 2011 for £5million.

Playing in the Premier League as a 21-year-old, O’Hara was heavily tipped to be a big part of the England set-up when they stalwart pair of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard began to age.

However, seven Under-21 appearances never developed into a full senior cap.

In other Tottenham news, they are closing in on second big-money striker after Vincent Janssen talks.