Are Newcastle Interested In Bringing Jermaine Jenas Back?

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?

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • Craigg

    May 21, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #1

    “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.”

    That statement alone is where the Sun get their story.


  • Tooony

    May 21, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #2

    I would be happy to see him back, he can bring some creativity in the midfield

  • gotcoffee

    May 21, 2010 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #3

    Sun BS .. but lets hope we don’t go looking at ex players .. forward not backwards is what we need ..

  • G

    May 21, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #4

    No thanks, not seen JJ do anything noteworthy in the last 2 years anyway. He burned his bridges when he left. For some reason I often see JJ’s name bandied about by Jose Mourinho being linked with Inter Milan? Where do the press get these rumours from?

  • sirjasontoon

    May 21, 2010 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #5

    No thanks.
    Goldfish Heed.

  • Ericles

    May 21, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #6

    Press drivel – they will write anything to sell their toilet papers.


    May 21, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #7

    absolute codswallop

    too old, too expensive,.
    the sun say “we want to bring him in to give our midfield some premiership experience”
    im not even gonna go on

  • Charlietoon

    May 21, 2010 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #8

    Hell never be a god fish ed!!! He is a pleb fish

  • komfort

    May 21, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #9

    all good players are welcome in my eyes & he’s a good player.

    …will he sign ? not as long as the hole in fatman’s arse points to the floor.

  • baro

    May 21, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #10

    He would be brilliant signings. Very creative and is a good passer. Love his long shots!

  • Newutd

    May 21, 2010 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #11

    No way. He has been shit in recently as well as he has said he doesn’t like it in our little fish bowl. Stay in London you overpriced whiner.

  • Solaidback

    May 21, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #12

    Defo NO!! He’s a whinger who wanted out & didn’t care about the club, so no chance would I pay £5m for him, plus his wages are probably above our wage cap too, so a big NO!!!

  • ToOn_26

    May 22, 2010 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #13

    Creativity? from Jenas?? You gotta be kidding..

  • Bao Zheng

    May 24, 2010 at 7:20 AM

    Comment #14

    NO, just another prima donna who blew his career, please don’t mention this clown again.


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