Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Jenkinson: the shock of stepping up from Charlton

Former Addick Carl Jenkinson has been called up to the England squad, a move that partly reflects a more proactive stance by England towards the dual nationality issue. He has already played for Finland at under-17 and under-19 level.

His father works for London Underground refurbishing trains, but was once an athlete, training with Seb Coe and competing in the 1983 World Championships in Helsinki. Perhaps that explains where he met his wife he does the payrolls for a firm near the family home in Harlow.

Reflecting on the move from Charlton, Jenkinson told the Evening Standard, 'To go from Charlton, who were then a League 1 club, to a club with a lot of focus on it was a huge shock. I was a bit blown away by the interest from the press. I've gradually adjusted to it with practice but I'd be lying if I said I was a natural.

He has just re-signed for Arsenal until 2018 and is on a £1.8m a year deal, so that should help the adjustment process.


Boneyboy said...

Does annyone know if Jenkinson's England cap triggers transfer payments for Charlton ?

Fustymccrank said...

We definitely don't get any cash for England caps for Jenkinson, I asked Chris Parkes the club Secretary - And he said no - He did the contract so he should know!!

Kap said...

Jenks was out of contract when he went to Arsenal, because of his age it triggered a development compensation payment which could have gone to tribunal but Arsenal agreed a deal which we would probably not have got from the tribunal but there were no add ons.