Irons make Jenkinson decision

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West Ham will not be pursuing Carl Jenkinson for a third loan spell and at the price wanted by Arsenal will cold shoulder any move to bring him to the club permanently.

The Hammers paid a loan fee of £1.5 million and wages of around £40k for a player who signed a new deal with his parent club before arriving at Upton Park for a second loan spell this term.

The Gunners want around £8m – £10 million should a club move in to sign him but that club will not be West Ham United.

However, with defensive reinforcements having arrived at the club the manager will not be rushing into the January transfer window but instead will rely on what he got.

James Tomkins has performed admirably at eight back when pressed into service in the position and Joey O’Brien, despite being down the pecking order, is also available in emergencies.


We were told: “There’s eight months for us to find a right back as we reckon we are okay for the rest of the season. However, there’s always a chance somebody might became available in the winter so we keep an open mind.

“Jenks is a top player but it’s obviously going to be difficult to do a deal at the sort of figures Arsenal are probably looking at so we will be looking all over.”


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20 comments on “Irons make Jenkinson decision

  1. That could well be a good decision, especially given that Tomkins could end up making RB his own, as he’s played so well there so far – if (as Slaven seems to have indicated) Reid and Ogbonna are his number one centre back pairing, it’s certainly more advisable to have someone outside them who is our player for the long term. Assuming of course that Tomkins is happy to play there. Jenkinson is a player of quality no doubt, but he’s not a £10m player.

  2. The quicker jenks gets back to arsenal the better !!!!
    We need our own right back , jenks heart is not a hammers heart !!!!!
    Should never have loaned him , waiste of dough , average player at best and can’t defend .
    He only has a gooner mentality so give him back asap . Play tonks at r/b why give the gooner playing time when we have a home grown first steamer to pick !!
    Make jenks work and deserve a chance to be included , at present he doesn’t warrant a first choice tag, he’s been awful really for us so far !!!!!!!!!!
    Bolassie will crucify him on Saturday if picked IMO.
    And I don’t feel confident about cresswell up against zaha either !!!!!

  3. Yes, Jenkinson has had a poor start to the season, he seems slow of thought, hesitant and slow in his movement – he had a bad start to last season – but that was put down to him being rushed back from injury too early. He bucked up after getting fit and ended up having a good season.

    It would make sense for Tomkins to move into the right back position for the foreseeable future, the only thing is if Tomkins is up to the extra running required by a full-back. he always looks ‘leggy’ to me as though his hamstrings are about to go twang!

    A good right back from a Championship club should be a priority.

  4. surely we’ve moved passed JOB?

  5. There has been so much improvement all throughout the club,since the departure of the walrus.One of the them is James tompkins when asked to play right back.In fact i would like to see him get the job full time,and since jenks has signed a new contract at gooneville,he has not got his heart set at west ham therefore only use if injurys or suspensions occur.

  6. I think or club philosophy and approach to loan signings is changing at the moment.
    In future we will use loans as a means to test players and find out if they fit into our team chemistry and should be signed to permanent deals.
    We will no longer take on guys to improve and develop them for the benfit of bigger clubs.
    Sometimes there will still be an emergency situation where we might have to bite the bullet and sign an emergency loan.
    Overall though I feel our youth team will start to act as a conveyor belt of new talent again.
    Jenkinson will soon enough be Arsenal’s problem again, as for now I’d be more than happy for Tomkins to play at RB and use Jenkinson in a backup role, he’s looked shaky so far.

  7. Still need a decent backup for JT if we stick him at RB. He is part of central defensive cover. Would be a good decision not to spend silly money on Jenks. He would not have signed a 5 year if he planned on play for us permanently. Of course, my money’s on his Agent looking for a big cut for the Arsenal signing and then negotiating for more on a quick transfer next year.

  8. Arsenal can ask for 10 mil or even 100 mil for him they wont get it anywhere at the end of the season offer 3mil take it of leave it if they say no we move on **** them they can keep him cos he is not worth any more

  9. Just the board issuing an ultimatum to the Gooners. Reduce your asking fee or have him back as simple as that.

  10. Would not offer anything for him because we need better,
    With most other positions being covered we can afford to pay the right price for a right back and even another defender who can cover all 4,
    We only have to upgrade players in other positions when players become available

  11. That’s fair comment.

  12. Does anyone on here know anything?

  13. Yeah,i know youre a c#nt!!!!

  14. Yep,i can second that Rob.However i think everyone knows Douche is a C*nt.

  15. C*nts are useful.Douchebag is just a sad troll b#stard 😉

  16. You lot above know nish. Carl Jenkinson has now scored more goals than Harry Kane this season….. and you “fans” reckon –

    “Jenkinson has had a poor start to the season”
    “The quicker jenks gets back to arsenal the better”
    “he has not got his heart set at west ham therefore only use if injurys or suspensions occur”.
    “Would not offer anything for him because we need better”

    • Embarrassing to think you idiots believe you know better than our manager.

      • Ahhh,bless his cotton socks,the sad little lonely troll is back.Mummy thrown you out of the house while she shags your brother has she!!!

      • What makes you the real f*cking idiot Douchebag is that the story is about us not wanting to keep him.Why???? Because he aint worth the money & anyone with half a brain knows he is the shadow of the player he was last year.Really dont think you know anything about football.You can never offer a comment on the actual f*cking article anyway,only what other say.Tosser!!!

        • Bad language is always the sign of an inferior intellect – I also think you’ll find swearing isn’t allowed here as I guess because of any children who might visit the site. In fact your obscene and grotesque use of the English language makes me wonder about the relationship with your own mother – is she proud of you?

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