West Ham say they’re still hopeful of signing Carl Jenkinson on loan for the second successive season, despite reports that the right back is on his way to Sunderland.
The England international made 36 appearances for the Hammers last season, but still finds himself behind Hector Bellerin and Mathieu Debuchy for a place in the Arsenal side.
However, despite that, Arsene Wenger still appears to want to retain the former Charlton man and is looking for another season long loan spell rather than a sale.
Having had him at Upton Park already, West Ham chairman David Gold is hopeful they can bring him back for another season.
Asked by TalkSPORT if the Arsenal man was a target, he said, “Of course. We’re working very hard to try and get Carl back into the squad.”
Last month it was reported that a £2m loan fee had been agreed with Sunderland, but as a London boy West Ham would probably suit him better.
It’s down to the clubs now to try and work something out.
Sunderland would be better, he’d have more work to do there.
And Vito for the bants.
He shud stay with the hammers. He was given enough playing time there. among our loanees I think he has one of the best season. Just an opinion……. Wenger decides
West Ham are also in the Europa league next season. He could get some extra european experience then too. It does make much more sense for him to go to West Ham again for his development.
It’s just Arsenal putting pressure on them to cough up the loan fee. They’ll do it eventually, or compromise for 1 million or something like that.
Now that Arsene can’t penny pinch with his first-team signings you have to at least let the man twist the screws over the loan fees or he might get grumpy.
At first I thought the first sentence read “despite reports that he’s right back on his way to Sunderland”… I was confused for a second haha
Should just buy him.
Permanent deal would be better for Jenko.
He needs to kick on with his career which has good potential.
Does not have the requisite technical ability to match commitment at Arsenal plus behind the stunning Bellerin and thereafter Debuchy and even possibly Calum.
Arsenal Fans love his commitment to cause and rightly so. Could do well at West Ham …again.
You maybe right about his technical ability. However, we can’t improve on him for a second choice RB. He might well run Hector close for the first choice in the long run.
There is no point in selling a homegrown squad player, who is also a fan like us!
Sounds good to me. He’s off the wage bill, we get a million or two as a bonus and he continues to gain useful experience, including this year in Europe. When Debuchy comes to the end of his useful life – maybe he’s just been unfortunate but he does seem unusually injury-prone – then Jenkinson’s time may come. He’s a gooner, he doesn’t want to give up on the hope that he’ll make it with us, so I imagine one more season at West Ham will suit him very well. Obviously West Ham don’t like the loan fee, but bugger… Read more »
Do you think perhaps Jenko will end up being one of our center halves? To combine with Gabriel and Chambers in the future?
I don’t think so. His main attributes are pace & ability to beat a man, one of his weaker attributes are heading.
No, you silly little man. Football Manager attributes.
Wonder why the club aren’t more keen on him going to Southampton, especially since they’ve sold Clyne. They’ve got European football, a good set of first-team players, a good manager and are always full of young and level-headed talent.
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Definitely a keeper – perfect replacement for Debuchy when Man City buys him from us in two years time. Having players like Jenko around is what gives a team depth in its squad.
But we’ve got Cech and Szcz plus I’m not sure Jenks will want to convert from being a right back.
Man city didn’t buy Sagna. Sagna ran to their arms to earn more money and stay close to his Muslim brothers. Jenks is one of a kind. Level headed and an Arsenal worshipper.