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Portsmouth re-sign Jamie O'Hara on loan from Tottenham

Jamie O'Hara
O'Hara proved a key player for Portsmouth in his first spell at the club

Portsmouth have re-signed Jamie O'Hara on loan from Tottenham.

The 23-year-old midfielder made 14 appearances at Fratton Park earlier in the season, but had to return to Spurs because of the club's transfer embargo.

That has now been lifted, though, enabling O'Hara to rejoin Pompey until the end of the season to help their battle against relegation.

He joins striker Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, who has been signed from Spartak Moscow, also on loan until the summer.

The Premier League have stipulated that cash-strapped Pompey, who have debts of £60m, can only sign players on free transfers or loan transfers.

Ghana international Owusu-Abeyie, 23, spent four years with Arsenal before joining Spartak in 2006, and he said: "I'm happy to be here and hopefully I can have a big impact and help the club stay in the Premier League."

The Dutch-born forward has also had loan spells at Birmingham and Cardiff, as well as Celta Vigo in Spain, although he has only scored two goals from his 28 appearances in English league football.


"I've played in the Premier League before and it's great to be back," Owusu-Abeyie told Portsmouth's official website. "I can't wait to get out on the pitch and play my first game for Pompey - that's what I'm waiting for.

"If we stay focused then I'm sure we can win some matches and get out of the relegation places."

Despite the new addition, Portsmouth look set to lose defender Younes Kaboul and keeper Asmir Begovic to Tottenham as the club try to address their dire financial situation.

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