After the takeover of Nottingham Forest helped to increase their transfer and wage budget for the summer window, it appears that they might be looking at former Nottingham Forest player Jemaine Jenas according to the Daily Mail for a year long loan deal.
Jenas left his hometown club 10 years ago where subsequently he joined Newcastle for a fee of £5 million. After 3 unhappy seasons at Newcastle, he joined Spurs in 2005 and has been at the club since where his influence in the team has declined drastically, as demonstrated by his unsuccessful loan move last season which was supposed to see him play for Aston Villa on a regular basis.
However, due to a series of injuries, the 29 year old only managed to appear for Villa 3 times with a ruptured achilles in December keeping him out of action for the rest of the season.
Jenas has only one year remaining on his 6 year contract which he was rewarded with in 2007 however his decline in form and pace will see him be out of favour with new manager Villas-Boas.
It is evident from the little time he played for Aston Villa that he has the ability to play in the Premier League, but for a team who are looking to challenge for Champions League football, it would be foolish to continue to pay the wages of this dead weight has- been.
Despite all of this, Jenas would be a great addition to Nottingham Forest with his experience in the top tier of English football being a key attribute to this possible move. Whilst it could be said that he has not been utilised enough by Spurs, his long-range goals and box to box style of play.
Nottingham Forest are said to be offering Tottenham a year long loan deal to offload the central midfielder, but for me, I think that with only one year remaining on his contract and the likelihood of first team football looking bleak, Tottenham must sell Jenas this summer if they want any money for this departure.
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