Jenkinson; the start of something really big

SCarl Jenkinson’s first interview with the official  West Ham site  was quite brilliant and was far more than a “glad to be here” …more of an “I want to stay.”

Player quotes can very often be boring bland and predictable but the Arsenal right wing back – who signed a year’s loan deal yesterday – seemed to be speaking deep from his heart.

Here’s a sample of the quotes:

“I’m clearly seen as a big part of things here and hopefully I can prove my worth here because it is an important year for me.

O  “In the back of my mind it was always West Ham.”

O “I just can’t wait to get a West Ham shirt on and get on the pitch and play. This is an exciting time for me, it really is.”

O “Of course it’s only a loan deal, but this Club is going in the right direction. ( reference to the new stadium).

You sense a genuine excitement here from a player who has much to give and is clearly doing a lot more than going through the motions.

You truly sense that he wants to come here and make it home and for me he may even be the most exciting addition of the summer.

Guy Demel has been a worthy warrior and but I believe the arrival of Jenks will add a new dimension to our play down the right side.

Whenever I’ve seen him I have been mightily impressed and believe we are at the start of something big.

With the exception perhaps of Enner Valencia, and despite the fact it’s  a loan at this stage, I believe this may be the signing of the summer.

There is a buy option included and I see Jenks being around West Ham for many years to come – a top signing!


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11 comments on “Jenkinson; the start of something really big

  1. Buy option included? I have not seen any reference to this. Are you sure thats true?

  2. Sounds great, that sheds a completely different light on the deal from being a very good deal initially to now being an excellent deal. Normally the buy option is mentioned on the official web site hence the confusion here. Maybe there was a reason not to make that information public

  3. Very positive signings this summer and all at good ages. Similar to the Hartson, Kitson, Lomas, Pearce, Unsworth, Berkovic, Impy, Sinclair signings of the late 90s. We seem to be building a proper young squad with a good mix of experience and players hitting their prime. Positive window and credit should be given. Will be interesting to see what else will be done as a left back, central defender, midfield and forward have all been mentioned but I cannot see us bringing in another 4 unless players leave. Interesting to note that there has been no mention of new contract talks with Diame.

  4. I wonder why the ‘option to buy’ for Jenkinson isn’t mentioned on the official website. Really hope he stays for the foreseeable future – looks a great signing. A great transfer window so far with more additions to come.

  5. In addition, sky sports have said arsenal can take him back in January if they need him e.g.Injuries etc. is that true?

  6. But him in December then, he’s ours now and isn’t going back

  7. So what takes precedence? Or is it a question of who exercises their option first? Eg supposing the Arse say they want him back as we are trying to exercise our option to buy.

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