Nottingham Forest are delighted to confirm the signing of Jermaine Jenas on an emergency loan from Tottenham.The 29 year old midfielder is committed to The Reds for 30 days in a deal which sees him re-join the Club where he started his career.
Chairman Omar Al Hasawi said: “Jermaine really needs no introduction to Forest supporters and it’s fantastic that he has chosen to return home when he had options to move elsewhere on loan.”
Jenas, a Nottingham lad and graduate of the Forest Academy, was just 18 when he made his debut for the club and after making just 33 appearances, scoring four goals in the process, he secured a £5million switch to Newcastle – a then British record fee for a teenager.
He made more than 150 appearances for The Geordies and won the first of his 21 England caps in 2003.
Jenas was also named PFA Young Player of the Year in his first season with Newcastle.
Tottenham paid £7million to take him to White Hart Lane in 2005 and has appeared more than 200 times for the Premier League club.
He had a spell on loan with Aston Villa last season but is now looking forward to a second spell at The City Ground.