Midfielder Jamie O’Hara has finalised his switch to Wolverhampton Wanderers from Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £5 million.
The 24-year-old enjoyed a successful loan spell at Molineux in the final months of last season, scoring three goals in 14 league appearances for the club.
Indeed, he played a vital part in helping Wolves to avoid relegation on the final day of the 2010-11 campaign by finding the back of the net in the 3-3 draw with Blackburn, which gave the Old Gold the crucial point they needed.
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Even so, O’Hara had been keen to make the move permanent after finding his opportunities limited at White Hart Lane and Wolves boss Mick McCarthy believes the signing is a coup for the club.
Crucially, the former Sunderland manager considers O’Hara to be a “Premier League” player and one with sufficient quality to improve the team.
“I am delighted the deal has been done which will see Jamie become a permanent Wolves player,” McCarthy said.
“It may have taken a bit of time to finalise all the details but it was always going to happen because we wanted to sign him and he wanted to come.
“He is a midfielder who is good on the ball, not afraid to put his foot in and also has an eye for goal.
“On top of that he is also a good character around the place who has a positive influence in the dressing room.
“Jamie is a quality player – a Premier League player – and just the sort we need to bring in to strengthen the squad ahead of another season in the division.”
However, in all likelihood Wolves will need to continue adding quality to their squad to ensure they are safe for another year or face the prospect of a return to the Championship.
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