Jermaine Jenas: Nottingham Forest re-sign Spurs midfielder

Nottingham Forest have completed the deal to re-sign midfielder Jermaine Jenas on a month-long emergency loan deal from Tottenham Hotspur.

The 29-year-old, who left the Reds for Newcastle for £5m in 2002, will be available for six games.

Jermaine Jenas

  • Born Nottingham, 18 February 1983.
  • Began club career for Nottingham Forest in 2001, making 33 appearances.
  • Sold to Newcastle for £5m in 2002, where he scores 12 goals in 152 games.
  • Makes England debut in February 2003. Has previously played for country at all levels from under-15 upwards.
  • Bought by Tottenham in August 2005 for £7m. Extends contract twice, the latter tying him to club until 2013.
  • Makes 202 appearances for Tottenham, scoring 26 goals
  • Joins Aston Villa on season-long loan on 31 August.

Forest chairman Omar Al Hasawi said: "Jermaine really needs no introduction to Forest supporters.

"It's fantastic that he has chosen to return home when he had options to move elsewhere on loan."

The Forest youth-team product has been plagued by injuries in recent seasons and has only made one substitute appearance this term - a 13-minute run out against West Brom.

Jenas, who has played 21 games for England and was named in the 2006 World Cup squad, joined Spurs in August 2005 and played 204 appearances, scoring 26 goals.

But a succession of injuries saw his chances limited in the last couple of seasons and he last completed a full 90 minutes in April 2011.

Jenas moved to Aston Villa on a season-long loan in August 2011 but that was cut short by an Achilles injury which ruled him out for six months.

Forest boss Sean O'Driscoll told BBC Radio Nottingham on Wednesday that he had "not had any contact with Tottenham".

O'Driscoll added: "We are aware that Jermaine is available because of the noises coming out of Tottenham and I think he has been available for quite some time.

"It is a case of 'will he improve the squad?' If he is fit, and he plays anything like he can play, then he probably would."