Nottingham Forest sign Carl Jenkinson from Arsenal
Nottingham Forest and Arsenal have both confirmed the news.
27-year-old defender Carl Jenkinson has left the Gunners to move to the City Ground.
Martin O’Neill has signed Jenkinson on a three-year contract.
Jenkinson has previously had loan spells at West Ham and Birmingham City.
🤝 Jenkinson joins!#NFFC are delighted to announce the signing of England international defender @carljenkinson for an undisclosed fee from @Arsenal on a three-year contract. pic.twitter.com/JbeH0aERUv
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) August 7, 2019
How much did Nottingham Forest pay for Carl Jenkinson?
Nottingham Forest simply reported that the fee for Jenkinson was “undisclosed”.
However, according to Football London reporter James Benge, Arsenal received around 2 million pounds for the surplus defender.
Carl Jenkinson joins Nottingham Forest for a fee of around £2m.
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) August 7, 2019
How Arsenal said goodbye to Carl Jenkinson
Following Laurent Koscielny’s departure, Carl Jenkinson became Arsenal’s longest serving player, having joined the club from Charlton in 2011.
However, one day later, Jenkinson’s title has gone.
The British Core is no more. pic.twitter.com/utKtqRGvll
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) August 7, 2019
For the record, the honour of Arsenal’s longest serving player now rests with Nacho Monreal.
Nacho Monreal is now Arsenal’s longest serving player in terms of being part of the first-team squad.
Martinez was called up before him but wasn’t officially promoted until 2014. pic.twitter.com/t8EFyIlgjl
— Jeorge Bird (@jeorgebird) August 7, 2019
Meanwhile, Arsenal posted the following message to Jenkinson on the club’s website:
Carl Jenkinson has joined Championship side Nottingham Forest on a permanent deal.
We would like to thank Carl for his contribution to the club and everyone at Arsenal wishes him all the best for his future.
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 7, 2019