Exclusive: O’Hara names Spurs star who ‘isn’t good enough’ as he urges Postecoglou to buy Arsenal man

Tottenham striker Richarlison Credit: Alamy
Tottenham striker Richarlison Credit: Alamy

Former midfielder Jamie O’Hara doesn’t think Richarlison is “good enough” to “fill the void of Harry Kane” at Tottenham this season.

Kane left earlier this summer in an £86m deal to Bundesliga side Bayern Munich with Spurs left relying on Brazil international Richarlison for goals this season.

Richarlison only started 12 matches last campaign but he has an opportunity to be the main man for Tottenham this season, as long as he starts hitting the back of the net.

The former Everton striker currently has one Premier League goal in 29 appearances, 14 of which were starts, for Spurs and O’Hara doubts he can fire Ange Postecoglou’s side to success this term.

Football365 was speaking to Jamie O’Hara on behalf of Grosvenor Sport:”Richarlison isn’t good enough to fill the void of Harry Kane. I don’t think he’s good enough. He doesn’t score enough goals. Yea, he works so hard. But he ain’t good enough.

“We’ll be looking to get a new striker in but I don’t know who that guy is. It’s not going to be a Lukaku.

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“You can sit there and say we can get Lukaku or something like but that’s not how Ange does business. He’s going to get a young player, maybe someone that we don’t even really know about doing things in Europe, a hot prospect, who is going to come in and where he can coach him and play in the way he wants to play.

“So we just have to trust in Ange that he’s going to get the right player. If you go for a marquee signing, say let’s get Lukaku in now, that’ll do that job, I think we’ll get it all wrong and it’d be a bad fit. It might be Orban. I don’t think it’s going to be a marquee.”

Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun is available for transfer this summer with the Gunners looking to get as much as £50m for the USA international.

When asked if he’d take Balogun at Tottenham, O’Hara added: “Yeah, why not? I mean, I like him. He bangs in goals. He’s got something about him but Arsenal don’t sell to Tottenham.”

Kane certainly didn’t have trouble hitting the back of net during his time at Tottenham with the England international scoring 30 Premier League goals last term and 280 goals in all competitions during his time at Spurs.

O’Hara understands why Tottenham had to sell Kane in the end, he continued: “They had a year left on his contract. A Harry Kane with three or four years left on his deal is worth £180 million. He’s one of the best goalscorers ever. He wasn’t going to sign a new deal, he’d made that pretty clear.

“He wanted out and Daniel Levy was looking at it thinking, well, I can’t afford to lose £100 million worth of player. Bayern Munich want him, he’s not in the Premier League so he’s not going to be playing against us. You have to suffer it and go let’s go.

“Harry Kane has been an unbelievable servant for Spurs, one of the best strikers, if not the best striker we’ve ever had at the football club but we won nothing. We didn’t win a trophy with Harry Kane. We’ve lost him and we have to move on. I’ve loved watching him play but he wanted out and I think he wanted to go. He wasn’t going to do another season of being average.”


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