According to the Mirror, Swansea City are considering an approach for Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson ahead of the new season, with manager Paul Clement reportedly keen on the 25-year-old. Arsenal are keen to sell given the right-back is surplus to requirements but City might only be prepared for a loan move.
Jenkinson has hardly featured for Arsenal in recent seasons, instead being loaned out to West Ham United for two campaigns and almost being sold to Crystal Palace. The English international has been sitting on his contract it seems and hasn’t been too fussed about not featuring the first-team.
But his exit looks inevitable and the Gunners are keen to see the back of him. Arsenal have to cut the squad significantly with 33 players reportedly in their first-team. That means eight players will have to leave this summer in some format, or the unwanted stars will be playing for the reserve squad.
Jenkinson will want to salvage what is left of his career with another Premier League side willing to pay for him, before playing in the top-flight becomes an impossible objective. The longer he allows himself to rot at the Emirates Stadium, the lower his stock falls.
Swansea need experienced Premier League talent that won’t break the bank, but the lack of games for Jenkinson in recent seasons might put them off.