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Tottenham Transfer News: Midfielder Jermaine Jenas Leaves Spurs on Loan

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Tottenham Transfer News: Midfielder Jermaine Jenas Leaves Spurs on Loan
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One Tottenham player is in line for a return to where it all began.

Jermaine Jenas has been with Spurs since 2005, transferring from Newcastle on a reported fee of £7 million (via BBC Sport). The midfielder became a staple of the club, using his guile to earn a position with the first team.

Jenas' greatest moment with Tottenham was undoubtedly his assist in extra time of the 2008 League Cup final against Chelsea. The goal proved to be the winner, earning Spurs their most recent trophy.

The next season, Jenas played in nearly every league match as he helped Spurs finish fourth and earn a Champions League bid.

Since then, his importance to the club has slowly dwindled. After 39 appearances with the club in 2008-09, he had just 51 over the next two seasons combined.

In the 2011-12 season, Jenas was loaned out to Aston Villa, where he suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon that forced him to miss six months.

To start this season, the midfielder returned to Tottenham and made an appearance as a substitute in the second Premier League match—a 1-1 draw with West Brom. However, Jenas' role still did not seem to be on the first team.

Five matches later without a minute on the field, the Spurs decided he was excess to their plans. Hence, the club announced on Wednesday that Jenas would be loaned out to Nottingham Forest (via BBC Sport), which had attempted a summer signing for a one-month emergency deal.

For Jenas, City Ground will be a familiar sight. The Englishman played his youth football with Forest and played the first season there before transferring to Newcastle.

Jenas will surely experience first-team football once more. Hopefully, this will be a good experience and Jenas will return to the Lane on good form.

 

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