The Sunday People claim Tottenham Hotspur are prepared to let Jermain Jenas join Leeds United on an emergency loan basis.

The 29-year-old England midfielder was expected to leave White Hart Lane during the transfer window, but a move to Sunderland collapsed.

Jenas started last season on loan at Aston Villa before an achilles injury forced his premature return to Spurs. After six months in recovery, Jenas made his return on the 25th of August, coming on as a substitute during Tottenham’s 1-1 draw with West Brom.

After starting his career with Nottingham Forest, Jenas transferred to Newcastle United in 2002 for £5m before joining Tottenham Hotspur in 2005 for £7m. He’s made 387 appearances scoring 42 times, and also won 21 caps for the English national side.

With David Norris and Paul Green both out injured, Neil Warnock will be desperately trying to reinforce his midfield.

  • EYLEEDS

    He would do a very good job at Championship level, but surely his wages would be too high? Spurs would have to pay 90% of them before he is remotely in our budget.
    Can’t see this one happening.

    • TSS

      Spurs will pay them all I reckon. He’s been out injured for six months. As things stand, they’re paying him to sit on the bench and he’s getting no closer to match fitness. They have nothing to lose by him getting some competitive fixtures in elsewhere.

      • EYLEEDS

        This is Daniel Levy don’t forget! He will try for some contribution and tout him around I’m sure.
        Hopefully Jenas will see the lure of playing at ER and push for a loan move.

  • Chareose

    that would be a good move, solid pro with talent…….fingers crossed

    • Ron

      I agree. Jeans would be the best footballer we’ve had in a Leeds shirt for a long time. Unlike Grayson, Warnock wants a player used to playing in hostile environments and therefore someone who would not be overwhelmed by ER and the expectancy of the crowd. Bates obviously has a decent relationship with Spurs based on past dealings. Fingers crossed indeed.

      • RC

        I disagree i think Austin is better than him Snodgrass is better than him Ross is a better player than him Gradel is far better than him etc and Snoddy and Gradel have been here not that ‘long’ ago.

        • Ron

          I think the England selectors may disagree and be quietly confident Jenas on his day was a better player. The guy has played at the highest level for a long time whilst the guys you mentioned have not. The AVB does not want him is a huge positive as he’ll be sacked by November and go down as the worst PL manager in history.

  • joe leeds

    i like jenas and agree that he would do a job in championship,but, like last poster said he getting no closer to match fitness.

  • tim campbell

    In our case beggars can’t be choosers, the guys got premiership experience, though i must admit i always thought he was more run of the mill than anything else. Of course the obvious question is how do we pay for him, or indeed anything for that matter. I find certain similarities between the way things are at leeds and the film 1984. It was thoroughly grey and depressing with one person ruling with absolute power. What gave me hope was what happened at the end when freedom was realised everything appeared in glorious technicolor. A brave new world indeed!

    • TSS

      The “film” 1984? I didn’t know there was one (I’ve seen a couple loosely based on it mind). Did they do Orwell’s masterpiece justice?

      • TimPM

        Wait a minute… 1984 isn’t a happy ending in the book… What a copout that film must be! ——————

        • TSS

          I know! They must have felt it needed a Hollywood ending.

          Incidentally, the Winston Smith character could be our Shaun Harvey. Forced to distort historical facts to fit the leaderships propaganda.

          • tim campbell

            I think there was a bit of artistic licence tss! One of the most memorable scenes was when the character john hurt was playing was being tortured, with a ravenous rat being released through a series of tunnels before reaching hurts head and presumably burrowing its way into his brain. Now i know i said there were similarities, but rats as well? Hahaha

      • Jimbo’s

        It’s got John Hurt in it (and some woman with a big hairy bush…)

      • Yorkshirian

        It’s got John Hurt in it. It’s pretty good.

  • DutchSpurs

    I think that is a picture of Dos Santos

    • TSS

      I’ll take your word for it and change. I thought his hair looked a little odd, but it came up as Jenas so I just went with it.

      • henrymouni

        Looks like Jenas to me.

  • @LeedsUFans

    Hes got a return to forrest on the cards i reckon. Especially as they are likely to be able to afford his wages. That said i think he would add quality to the team and would welcome him with open arms.

  • wyla

    Jenas has good quality but he’s not battle hard enough for me, would prefer Buzsaky, Michael Tonge or someone else with teeth, we don’t need another injury prone, unfit, wages collecter. Hulse and DJ Campbell to strengthen up front and it’s prem here we come, honest it is!!!

    • TimPM

      4 good quality loan signings and I think I’d agree we have a good shout. On Tongue, how much has he played at a decent level recently? I can’t remember but seem to remember a few loan deals to Donny/Peterborough type teams. It’d be a step up to come to Leeds perhaps? ——————

    • Jed

      So if we sign hulse and dj campbell, do we just drop mccormack and becchio??? ;)

      • wyla

        not at all but we would have a stronger bench and more competition for starting berths, prem here we come was meant tongue in cheek but you never know we’ve done ok so far

  • leeds72

    These only one jermain I would won’t and that’s beckford don’t need a light weight sick note no thanks love leeds hate bates

    • TSS

      He’s 29 and has played almost 400 professional games at the highest level. Hardly a “sick note”. He had one very serious injury, it happens.

    • RC

      I personally think Jenas is slightly lightweight, but you are contradicting yourself massively if you then say you dont want Jenas cause he is lightweight but you’d have Beckford back. Beckford is a good goal scorer and i would have him back but he is very lightweight too..

  • Carlos the Yid

    Hope its true,i would even drive Jenas to Leeds !!

  • Will23

    Jenas? Please no.

    Impressions can be false of course…but…

    He comes across as a soft lad, not a hard willing worker, more a shirker.

    Seemed happy to let his career drift along, not someone with burning ambition to improve himself; a lifestyle “bling” type of bloke.

    I do not want players at our club who waste their talent, like Jenas, Bentley (what is about Spurs that leads to unfulfilled careers?)

    Give me less talented but more honest down to earth characters who know they have a fortunate career and know what their job is about day to day.

    • anythinggoeshere

      Oh just because he’s got abit of technique and talent hes soft? my god, no wonder we have been stuck out of the premier league for a decade. And with the philosophy we currently have at the club, rightly so. We need to abandon kick and rush outlook on football to be even worthy of returning to the premier league

      • Will23

        EH!? Where do I say he is soft because he is talented???

        He is wasted talent. He is also soft. These are separate judgements with no cause & effect link as you imply I claim.

        Maybe Jenas will prove my assessment of him wrong..credit to the lad if he does show he has the heart for the job. I just do not think Ive seen anything in him to be someone who is tough enough to handle the rigours of the championship.

        I like talented players but not wimps or bling type “blokes” in general.

      • RC

        No he’s soft because he’s soft Snoddy and Gradel and Austin have talent and none of them are soft same with Byram.

  • no-chance

    if jenas signs i’ll give you the money myself…

  • Irving08

    I don’t recall ever seeing him play, but I would be concerned about his proneness to injury and, to judge by the number of games he hasn’t played when fit, by his character too: we need assertive players with vim, vigour and get-up and go (sic!). My apologies Mr Jenas if I have misjudged you.

  • henrymouni

    Having watched Jenas many times over the years, I cannot think of a more unlikely recruit for NW.
    He gets the ball and passes it sideways or backwards. I could never figure out why anyone would buy him?
    A bit of a poser!
    The way we play, he is a ‘luxury’ we cannot afford.

    • TimPM

      That said, he does provide the ability to play passing football if we get to the point in a match where we want possession and to lower the tempo? If he passes sideways and back chances are he doesn’t lose the ball as often as with speculative route one footy?
      ——————

      • henrymouni

        Trouble is he contributes little, and is not a playmaker.
        He is not someone who can hang onto the ball like Hag D’.
        He is ‘The Get Rid KID’ – anyone will do.

    • anythinggoeshere

      ‘passing sideways’- otherwise known as retaining possession. you’re ****ing clueless like most people who watch Leeds. If we ever want to become a successful club again we need to change our style anyway. Kick and rush won’t get us anywhere. Even if we got promoted this season, we will only end up in a relegation battle. We need a new philosophy at the club. Although I cannot see that happening under Neil Warnock

      • henrymouni

        You are clueless.
        How YOU want us to play is irrevevant!!!
        I am talking about the way we actually play!!
        We do not have the players to hold the ball, but more importantly, the manager does not play that way.
        Therefore Jenas will NOT fit in!

      • RC

        Remember West Ham fans last year showing how clueless they was saying they wanted there manage sacked as long ball didnt work and they werent even gonna make the play offs playing that way? How did that end up? Thats NW’s style and i think he knows a damn site more than you about getting clubs to be successful. Passing sideways yes it is ‘retaining possession’ which as Tim said is good to slow the game down if we are winning his point is valid yours is not. How can you score without passing forward and attacking the team?

  • reddo

    Didnt David O Leary want Jenus but Newcastle got there first.

    • henrymouni

      Yes!
      It was either him or Seth Johnson.
      Not one of David’s better days!

      • reddo

        You may be right, as i remember he wanted Heskey too, he must have been having a bad few weeks, liverpool got him thank God we didnt, biggest waste of space ever.

    • Yorkshirian

      Wasn’t that Kieron Dyer ?

  • Chareose

    Need I remind some Leeds fans that Jenas has played regularly for Tottenham Hotspur, they are a club in the Premier League which in case you didnt know is the division above ours…..So if he can do a job for spurs im sure he can also do a job for us if NW wants him…… Unfortunately Lional Messi is not available and although this may dissapoint some fans Jenas may have to do …..

    • henrymouni

      “Need I remind some Leeds fans that Jenas has played regularly for Tottenham Hotspur, they are a club in the Premier League which in case you didnt know is the division above ours…..So if he can do a job for spurs im sure he can also do a job for us ..”
      I am sure we are all aware of which Division Spurs play in.
      We do not know if NW wants him.
      The fact that he has played in the Prem’ means nothing, if they do not have the appetite for the Championship.
      NW usually goes for a battling, box to box midfielder.
      Jenas would be a change in direction.
      By the way “if he could do a job for Spurs” we would not be getting him.
      Livermore is well above him in the pecking order and he did not fancy the rough and tumble of our league.

      • Chareose

        Erm he HAS done a job for Spurs…. emphasis on HAS…..
        Spurs were (prior to AVB atleast) a good team, Jenas is a good player certainly by championship standards….. I think sometimes Leeds fans do forget where we are when they go into hyper criticism of players.
        At the end of the day NW has our backing and faith that he is a quality manager. If he beleives Jenas would be a good bet as a loan player who are we to doubt him >?

        • henrymouni

          How do we know NW wants him???
          Jenas has not featured in the first team at Spurs for a very long time,
          apart from bench appearances.
          We know where we are and our style of play.
          Jenas would be a big surprise for that reason.
          IF NW does bring him in, he will have our full support.

        • Yorkshirian

          Well said on every point. It’s a long time since Jenas was (over) rated.

    • RC

      Bannan had been playing regular for Villa not long before us, Livermore now is playing regularly for spurs, also Danny Pugh also featured for Man Utd regularly for a season a few years ago what a star he was. Oh and although i personally think Brown has done ok for us many a Leeds fan has slated him although throughout his career he has been a regular in the prem with Tottenham and Pompey yet many fans constantly moan about him and call him rubbish. The best loan player we have had recently by a country mile was one that wasn’t even a regular in the SQUAD at championship side he was at remember him? Max Gradel far better than Townsend and previous players who are more bothered about not getting injured or are just simply vastly overrated. I have never rated Jenas he has never filled his potential which unfortunately is most likely down to bad luck with injuries. But it is not a signing that excites me id rather see him bring Thompson or Lenighan through.

  • Jenas was very good at Forest, failed to deliver at Newcastle, had a little good spell at Spurs under Ramos and been poor ever since. He doesn’t score goals (anymore) and he’s played 4 games in the last year. Sorry, but I’m not interested.Either way, if he is a) any good b) available then he’ll go back to the well funded Forest.
    Am i being harsh? Perhaps. But ask any Spurs fan what they think of him and they’ll tell you he’s overrated and overpaid.
    Just because he’s at a Premier League club, doesn’t make him a good player.

    • 2 minus points so far for making a valid point. Normal service is resumed.

      Nice nice.

      • TimPM

        They’re just not ready for your genius yet mate :-)

        ——————

  • trueyorxman

    Jermaine Jenas=Jake Livermore=Barry Bannan. 3 weeks into the season & this smacks of desperation already. End of Sept=midtable & everyone slagging Bates off again…Yaaaaawwwwnnnnn!

    • Matthew

      Jake Livermore was a decent enough player, don’t think his heart was truely with us when he joined on loan tho(Problem of loans really), he seems to be settled nicely at Spurs tho I believe. Never liked Bannan, was too small and lightweight for his position.

  • trueyorxman

    @22606a2ceaac80b02b21bc30d81709de:disqus re. Bates & Spurs…que? No comprende!

    • Ron

      Aaron Lennon, Andros Townsend, Adam Smith, Steven Caulker, Jake Livermore, and now perhaps Jenas. Tell me a club we’ve done more business with? Villa perhaps?

    • Ron

      Aaron Lennon, Andros Townsend, Adam Smith, Steven Caulker, Jake Livermore, and now perhaps Jenas. Tell me a club we’ve done more business with? Villa perhaps?

    • Ron

      Aaron Lennon, Andros Townsend, Adam Smith, Steven Caulker, Jake Livermore, and now perhaps Jenas. Tell me a club we’ve done more business with? Villa perhaps?

  • Matthew

    If we can get him before the Cardiff game I would have an expectation of us beating Cardiff at their place. As long as Craig Bellamy isn’t playing, dunno what it is about him, he seems to enjoy ripping us a new butthole when playing for Cardiff against us, if anyone else saw the 2 games 2 seasons back against us, he was instrumental in their demolition job of us and to be honest, we need to repay the favour and really hammer Cardiff. It’s long overdue.

    • RC

      I saw Bellamy against Huddersfield and that lad at right back only 20 or so i think had him in his pocket hes past it now imo.

      • Chareose

        Rubbish….he was outstanding in the Olympics, Bellamy is still a quality player

        • henrymouni

          Yes.
          Whatever he has left in his tank, he will be saving it for us.

        • RC

          What was you watching? He was better than most of OUR players but OUR players were in general very poor. He hardly threatened Korea for gods sake. The best player for GB was Joe Allen tbh.

  • garry

    bloody national qualification weekends, bored bored bored.

    everyone’s getting their knickers in a twist about no news again.

    go to the pub for a baby sham girls

  • Smudger78

    Given our complete lack of money wouldn’t this lad be worth a luck as a potential “rough diamond” for Warnock to polish? Anyone seen him play?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19522021

    • Smudger78

      I of course meant “look”…typo!

  • henrymouni

    I like Zac Thompson, but he seems to be frozen out since his sending off.

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