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Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News: Jermaine Jenas to Leeds United?

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 09: Jermaine Jenas of Spurs looks on from the bench during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City at White Hart Lane on April 9, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
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Ryan DayCorrespondent ISeptember 10, 2012

Longtime Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas is rumored to start getting some first-team football.

It's just too bad it's not at White Hart Lane.

According to reports from ESPN, the 29-year-old Jenas is a serious transfer target for Championship side Leeds United. Manager Neil Warnock is looking to take yet another squad through promotion and he'll need all the help he can get—the Whites finished 14th in the Championship table last season.

Things look up for Leeds United, however, this season. Four matches in, Warnock's team has seven points and is within goal differential of one of the league's four playoff spots.

But a thigh injury to midfielder David Norris has put a potential hurdle in the way of Leeds United and a successful fall campaign.

Norris, with over 400 caps to his name, was brought in by Warnock last summer after spending a decade at Portsmouth, Ipswich Town and Plymouth Argyle. But the thigh injury has knocked the veteran out of central midfield duty for at least a month.

With the club having already lost Paul Green and Michael Brown struggling, Warnock is keen to get someone right away.

It'll be no surprise if Jenas makes his way over to Elland Road in the coming days—Warnock attempted to sign the Tottenham man during his time with Queens Park Rangers and has always liked Jenas' style.

Also, if the first few matches are any indication of how new Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas feels about Jenas, the midfielder won't be receiving playing time any time soon, as he's earned just 13 minutes on the pitch in three matches.

It's just a matter of if Chairman Ken Bates is willing to spend the cash to get Jenas. A loan move for a player like Jenas would cost once-proud Leeds United a few million pounds.

What do you think? Should Leeds United take up a serious portion of its books with a player like Jenas, or would Warnock be wise to look elsewhere for his problems in the center of the midfield?

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