Jenks odds “stacked in our favour”

JenkdownWest Ham believe the odds are stacked in their favour of re-signing Carl Jenkinson on loan this season.

The Gunners right back – currently on England under 21 duty- will make his decision when he returns but the Irons feel they have an outstanding chance of keeping him at the Boleyn.

Sunderland and the Hammers have both agreed a loan fee for the player at £1.5 million but the player will want to negotiate his personal deal.

We understand that Arsenal were forced to drop the fee after neither club were prepared to meet their original £2million despite reports that Sunderland had topped that demand!

A key insider told ClaretandHugh exclusively: “We feel that Carl is likely to come back here. He loved last season and is a London boy.He has a girlfriend here and is very settled in the capital.

“To go to the north east is a massive upheaval for them both and I think that gives us a big edge. I’d personally be very surprised if he would  not want to come back here.

“We will wait for him to come back and hopefully get something sorted out as quickly as possible. We think the odds are stacked in our favour”


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11 comments on “Jenks odds “stacked in our favour”

  1. Even if it is Jenks,who I’m against on principle not talent unless there’s a buy clause,I think we still need another RB especially as he can’t play the first PL game.

  2. I dont have a problem with it for another season.Yes we need a fullback of our own but next summer we will probably be in a stronger position with our transfer kitty.Extra TV revenue,extra revenue guaranteed from the OS.If it frees up extra cash for other positions this summer it aint a problem to me.In europe it happens all the time that players are loaned out for season after season.Its cool with me 😉

    • I kind of agree it’s just an are€nal and Whinger thing with me lol

      • Lol,well the Gooners have never bothered me in the list of other clubs to despise.They are just Arsenal to me.Nothing more,nothing less.I have teams higher up my priority list than them 😀

        • Maybe I’m like Robert Banks I have an irrational hatred of Ar$enal,always have always will lol

  3. Is it just me – but if a club pays a season long loan fee and picks up a players wages, then they should be allowed to play them against the club where they are officially registed. This no play clause only really makes sense where the parent club still pay the wages and it’s only a short term loan.

  4. I think the loan situation is about to stop any form of controversy in the match like a poor performance or even an OG by the loanee that would lead to accusations and conspiracy theories.

  5. I hope he signs, we should have gone for Trippier £3.5m good, young, english & cheap. but we let him go to the Spuds

    Even if we resign Song & Jenks its just treading water since last season so I dont count them as new signings — With Europe looming fast we do need to make some moves to bringing fresh blood into the first team.. with Slaven’s usual playing style its attacking/creative midfielders we should be focusing on

  6. Agree with you Dainon17, in fact Kyle Walker is also in a different league than Jenks. I think we can do better and if we are paying 1.5m plus wages – why not buy a top right back instead. I don’t rate him as a top player, I also think we could play Oxford there this season and I am hearing that this centre half Henry is a really good player. Looking positive at the buy – one thing don’t buy Jenks not worth it. Spend our money on good creative players…

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