We had thought there may be a chance that Jermaine Jenas, who seems to have been frozen out at Spurs, may want to leave the London club.
Jermaine Jenas – coming back to Newcastle?
And the news today, but it’s in The Sun, so we’ll need to be careful about this one, is that Newcastle United are ready to bring Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas back to Tyneside.
The Sun says Newcastle are planning a £5M bid to bring the 27 year-old back to St James’ Park, and with Jenas missing out on the provisional England squad, and out of the Spurs first team, it’s not too surprising he’s keen to get his career back on track.
Jermaine is now behind both Wilson Palacios and Tom Huddlestone at Spurs.
Jenas spent three years on Tyneside, with Bobby Robson signing the 19 year-old from Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2002, before a £7M transfer in the summer of 2005 to Spurs.
But the interesting thing about this story to us, is that Newcastle manager Chris Hughton worked with Jenas during his time at White Hart Lane. And Chris seems to get on well with the players and will know all about Jermaine, and vice versa.
When Jermaine left he said he was glad to be away from the gold-fish bowl that was Newcastle, so we’d be surprised if he wanted to return and become a god fish again.
But to be fair to Jenas, he’s still a good player and a very good professional also, and he may just be persuaded by Hughton to return to Tyneside, but it’s got to be a long shot.
And it will cost Newcastle £5M – money we’re not sure Newcastle have this summer for transfer deals.
Jenas played 152 times for Newcastle with 12 goals, and has so far played 152 times with 22 goals for Tottenham. He played 33 times with 4 goals for his home-town club Nottingham Forest. Jermaine has played 21 times for England with one goal.
What do you think?