Neil Warnock is hopeful of bringing in two experienced Premier League players before Saturday’s trip to Cardiff City. The Leeds United boss is hot on the heels of QPR player Shaun Derry and current Tottenham Hotspur player Jermaine Jenas.
Neil Warnock’s profound dislike for the loan market will be tested heavily, as the former QPR manager urgently needs cover for a midfield that has seen two vital players succumb to lengthy injuries. Paul Green was ruled out for 8 weeks after injuring his knee in the opening game against Wolves, whilst David Norris was recently ruled out for a month after picking up an injury against Blackburn Rovers.
Shaun Derry was recently named in QPR’s 25 man squad for the season, but with a whole host of bigger names arriving at Loftus Road, Shaun Derry is well down the pecking order, so a loan move to Leeds United could be the perfect solution for the ‘Grey Peacock’.
Leeds fans are familiar with Mr Derry, as the versatile central midfielder has already had a spell at Leeds United, becoming a fan’s favourite and obtaining the nickname ‘Jesus’ in homage to his long hair and beard.
Tottenham Hotspur spent much of the transfer window trying to offload Jermaine Jenas. Having spent an unsuccessful spell at Aston Villa last season, Jermaine Jenas is down on confidence and fitness. Seemingly surplus to requirements in the Premier League, a name like Jermaine Jenas could well become household if Leeds United can pull off arguably one of the best signings this season in the Championship.
With Champions League and England caps to his name, Jermaine Jenas has the experience and quality to fit in perfectly at a sleeping giant like Leeds United.
Tottenham fans would say good riddance to Jermaine Jenas, however, with Leeds United still in the Championship, players like Jermaine Jenas are perfectly suited to getting us back to the promise land. A major stumbling block in this heavily reported rumour will undoubtedly be the player’s wages, as all Leeds United fans know we don’t even have a penny to scratch our northern bottoms with.