Why Jenkinson won’t be going back!

CarlOne of the most regular questions of the season has been: “Can West Ham send Carl Jenkinson back to Arsenal??!!”

To say the Gooner has been disappointing really doesn’t do justice to the situation – you feel for the boy but let’s be honest… this season has been a disaster for him.

It’s been thought for a long time that this loan is an unbreakable deal but when Liverpool and Aston Villa cancelled the one involving Tiago Ilori it raised the question again.

As a result ClaretandHugh contacted the Premier League where we were told: “We can’t comment on individual deals but as far as we are concerned they are generally for the season.

“However, should the two clubs agree via a clause in the contract that the deal can be brought to an end by mutual consent that’s entirely up to them.”

One of our regular sources, however, made it clear that there was little chance of Jenks returning to the Emirates as things stood.

He said: “I honestly don’t know whether such a clause exists but it really doesn’t matter because Arsenal are never going to agree as they would be well out of pocket.

“The loan fee was £1.5 million so we would want £750,000 of that back plus they would be responsible for paying Jenkinson the £1 million we agreed to pay him. It’s not in their interests and it won’t happen.

“There have been reports that Arsenal want him to play regular first team football but at this stage of things I don’t believe they will find a club to pay them £1.75m to offset the expense of taking him back when they can make a profit out of us!”





About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

6 comments on “Why Jenkinson won’t be going back!

  1. Ceers Arsexxxe. COYI X

  2. He will never play for arsenal as a regular ! Its all about making money on loan deals?
    As soon as he signed the new contract we should have pulled away !! Out of desperation for a right back and jenks good form last year we fell for the three card trick ! American express , visa and debit ????

  3. Why would you want him back when you never wanted him in the first place,Wenger was getting one over us from the start,if the Gooners were any sort of club they would take him back and loan him to another club so the boy can play,
    Southend or Brentwood would be great for him coming off the bench and learning that’s the way forward,

  4. It sounds like they’ve got us over a barrel – the finances involved are eye-watering – let’s hope the Club learn from the experience.

    Jenkinson’s season has been a disaster to date, his confidence has been shattered and he looks a shadow of the player who ended last season – he’s athletic and pacy but seems to be playing with the handbrake on, it’s a real mystery!

  5. That was informative

  6. Lets be honest here for a minute, all signings are a gamble & if jenks played like he did last season we would be happy. It hasn’t turned to be a wise move but we rolled the dice & took a chance. Look at it another way, we could have signed him for £m’s on a four year deal & we sould be stuck with him. At least we can send him back at the end of season.

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