Central midfielder Jermaine Jenas signed for Tottenham for an initial £7m in August 2005. Capped 14 times by England, Jenas was seen as the future of Tottenham's midfield and joined fellow England internationals Paul Robinson, Ledley King, Michael Carrick and Jermain Defoe at the club.
Having had a decent couple of seasons, Jenas signed a new five-year contract in August 2007, and was picked for new England manager Fabio Capello’s first game in charge, a February 2008 friendly against Switzerland where he scored the opening goal.
After a dip in form, he thrived in a more free role under new manager Juande Ramos, scoring the opening goals in both matches of our aggregate win over Arsenal in the 2007/08 League Cup, and setting up Jonathan Woodgate for the winner in the final. He was named vice-captain and signed a one-year extension to his deal in 2008 and made his 100th appearance for the club that December against Fulham.
Having fallen out of favour, Jenas joined Aston Villa on loan in September 2011 (in a deal which also saw defender Alan Hutton move permanently) but returned to the club for the 2012/13 season. He returned to Nottingham Forest on an emergency loan in September 2012 and left Spurs permanently on the last day of the January 2013 transfer window, signing for QPR, although a ruptured ACL would prematurely end his season and career at the end of the 2013/14 season.
Since retiring, Jenas has worked in the media, working for ITV, BT Sport, and the BBC, featuring on various radio and TV shows.
Jermaine Jenas made a total of 202 appearances for Tottenham, scoring 26 goals and made 21 appearances for England, having represented them at U16, U17, U18, U19, U21 and ‘B’ levels previously.
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