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Sullivan holds key to defender switch

JenkCarl Jenkinson’s switch from Arsenal to West Ham now appears to be more or less nailed on.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is ready to let the defender know of his decision to let him leave the Emorates and his agent will enter talks on personal terms once a fee has been agreed with Arsenal.

The right back is determined to stay in London and has become a popular member of the Irons dressing room.

But it is the relationship between David Sullivan and the player’s agent which is likely to prove the clincher and which brought the player to Upton Park in the first place.

The two sides pair were quickly in touch with each other when it became clear he would be allowed out on a season-long loan and both are keen to make the move permanent.

Jenks has loved life in the east end and is one of the most regular player interview subjects on the club website.

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The tricky business will be in agreeing a fee with Arsenal who will start at £8 million but the final fee is set to be around £5m – £6m.




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14 comments on “Sullivan holds key to defender switch

  1. I think that Fat Sam will get another contract. I trust Sullivan more than I trust Sam in regards to signings. I just hope that we don’t waste money on Adebayor. he is 31, on high wages and he is a very lazy player. I think he’s Sam’s type of player…. tall so we can continue to hoof the ball in the middle.

  2. What a waste of money, 5-6 million on a Arsenal reject. Sorry there is so much better value out there. He is a poor defender – can we wake up to this.

  3. Really like Jenkinson,would be great to sign him up.5-6m is nothing in this day and age.Young & just what we need.He can only improve.Go get him DS!!!!

  4. I’d like us to sign him

  5. Really want this deal to go through.I have enjoyed watching him this season.Better than the rubbish we have had for a while now.As you say Sting,5-6 million is peanuts.Players from the Championship go for more sometimes.As for his defending,he is 23yrs old,he will improve.Im starting to think he is taking your relatives place in the team John with your one man campaign to not sign him,lol.As for so much beter value out there,aint sure about that at all 😉

  6. 35 thousand supporters and only Johnham1 thinks he is a bad signing ?
    There are probably better fullbacks out there but not for the price or that fits our club.
    Sign him for what ever cost,
    I think we could do better than Song for the money and wages plus the age,
    More important is removing O,Brien,Demel,Nolan and Jarvis and finding another keeper

  7. Jenkinson has been superb, he is an international, have Trust in David Sullivan, alas not Sam, never let him loose with money again (that is at any club)

  8. Sorry guys I just don’t like him as a player – I hope ye are all right and I am wrong if we do sign him. I just don’t think he is top notch but I do agree he is better than O’Brien. Is he better than Demel – jury out for me..!!

  9. Is Demel going to get us in the top 6 ?
    Jenkinson is good enough and will grow with age,
    If BFS stays so will O,Brien 100%.

  10. Another arsenal reject

  11. Good to see Jenks set up two goals & was named man of the match by Phil Neville lastnight for the U21s against Germany.That will cheer Johnham up,lol,still what does Phil Neville know about fullbacks,we will take your greater knowledge John 😀

  12. Jenkinson had a dodgy start when BFS threw him in too early after a hamstring injury, he was clearly protecting it during his first few appearances. Once he got properly fit he has been one of our best players, I can’t remember him having a bad game.

    His display last night for the Under-21’s was excellent – I can’t see a downside in signing him – young, fit, pacy etc – what’s not to like!

    As for Wenger – who can understand his thinking? Definitely not me!

  13. We are fortunate that there is a link between Sullivan & Jenkinsons agent.Hope we get him,i will miss him if we dont.If we leave the summer budget to DS & Tony Henry we should have a good summer.If we leave it to Sam,if for some strange reason he stays we will end up with a load of lame ducks.Seems Sullivan has seen through Allardyces dodgy transfer abilities & has taken it on himself to guarantee less foul ups!

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