By Full Contact News and Views
Swansea City’s Jernade, now 21, joins his hometown club in order to gain some vital first team experience and to assist the Hatters’ vital promotion challenge. Born and bred in Luton, Jernade started his career playing for the Sunday league side Bramingham FC before Arsenal beat Luton to his signature in 2004. A promising youth career at Arsenal resulted in first team appearances in the Carling Cup and notably a start in the Champions League, before last summer’s move to Wales.
Lee Payne, head of Full Contact’s football agency team, commented “This loan comes at a good time for Jernade; the opportunity to get in amongst what is a very successful first team set up at the moment is a great one. We also believe that Jernade’s long term career is most likely to be as a midfield player or winger, where in fact he had always played until aged 18 or so, and he has sometimes suffered from the fact that his defensive talent – notwithstanding his stature – means Arsenal and now Swansea are quick to play him at left back. There aren’t many young players in England with better technical ability to play left back, as Jernade showed in his Champions League appearance when he was outstanding, but I believe Luton are likely to deploy him in a more advanced role which was very appealing to us and Jernade. Obviously, returning to his hometown club for this loan will be exciting, too, and as a former Luton player myself I know what a big club it is.”
We wish Jernade and Luton Town all the best for the coming fixtures. The loan move remains subject to international clearance being obtained.
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