WATFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Jermaine Jenas of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the pre-season friendly match between Watford and Tottenham Hotspur at Vicarage Road on August 5, 2012 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)
Remember earlier this morning when I said Tottenham Hotspur were about to ship out two players? Well, let's make that number four. Sunderland boss Martin O'Neil has been frustrated thus far in his attempts to improve the Black Cats, having brought in only Carlos Cuellar and Louis Saha on free transfers, but now he seems to be moving in on two Tottenham players.
Both Jermaine Jenas and Danny Rose are certainly seeking first-team football and both face uncertain roles in new Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas' squad. Jenas is 29 years-old and has not played a competitive first-team match in almost a year due to injury. He featured a lot in pre-season, but, in the eyes of many fans, failed to impress. Rose, meanwhile, played this summer for Stuart Pearce's Team GB at the London Olympics. The 22 year-old can play left wing, but Tottenham recently undertook and effort to convert him to a left back, which most would agree has been largely unsuccessful.
Jenas is pretty much deadweight at this point and whether he is sold or loaned I doubt many will care much what happens to him. Any money obtained for Jenas would be a win. Rose, however, still may develop into a decent player and the outright sale of the youngster may not be a great idea. If he the club thinks he'll play more at Sunderland than at Spurs then I'm in favor of a loan.
Commence the "On his Premier League Debut" comments now.