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White Hart Lane man heads for Turin.
Tottenham’s Jermaine Jenas is set to sign for Juventus in a dream deal – going to Serie A on loan for the season with a view to a full-time £10 million switch.
The former England international midfielder is struggling to get into Harry Redknapp’s side and could face even more competition for a game if Spurs land any more players.
And Jenas is now ready to quit the Premier League and head for Turin where coach Luigi Del Neri is offering him a surprise chance to play for one of Europe’s most glamorous clubs.
Jenas, 27, has been linked with moves away from White Hart Lane for more than a year since losing the vice-captaincy but nothing has ever developed.
However Juve emerged as the main contender for his signature and Spurs will let him go if the terms are right – and there is the chance of a permanent transfer at the end of the move.
Jenas’s agents were discussing the details of the move last night and the deal is likely to be announced shortly, clearing Redknapp to bring in another new face. (Daily Mirror)
Jermaine Jenas is one of those players who continually seem to not quite fulfil their promised potential. The Tottenham man can be a very frustrating player to watch, putting in a great performance one week and then being practically invisible nine games out of ten and it seems that Redknapp is willing to get rid of the former England man and a move to Juventus would be mighty hard for the 27 year old to turn down at this stage of his up and down career.
During his five seasons at White Hart Lane the former Newcastle and Nottingham Forest man has on very rare occasions shown what he is capable of but has on far too many occasions just flitted in and out of games during which he appears to be content to just complete an easy sideways pass rather than use his undoubted ability to make things happen.
He needs to leave north London because Redknapp doesn’t appear to be planning to use his services and he could indeed miss out on the club’s 25 man Premier League squad if he did decide to stay.