Carl Jenkinson is being linked with a loan spell with West Ham for what feels like the 10th season running.
It’s not actually the 10th obviously, it’s the third, but still.
The right-back has found it difficult to regain his confidence following the knee injury he sustained while in east London last season. The Hammers’ 2-2 draw against Manchester City, in which Jenks gave away a penalty and subsequently injured his knee ligaments, was the 24-year-old’s last game in a West Ham shirt.
With Hector Bellerin unlikely to get pushed aside, not least – with all due respect – by Jenks, the defender is being linked with another loan move away.
First, it was Aston Villa, and now it’s West Ham again.
Could the England youth international spend a third spell in east London? It’s entirely possible and I don’t see another way the lad’s going to get adequate game time. Before he got injured last season, he made 20 league appearances and scored two goals.
Plus, the Hammers would be arguably more useful since they’re still in the Premier League.