18-year-old Jenas completes move to Newcastle

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Newcastle United have completed the signing of 18-year-old Jermaine Jenas in a £5m transfer from Nottingham Forest.

Jenas, captain of the England under­19 team, was to be formally presented at a St. James Park news conference Monday afternoon.

Jenas arrived on Tyneside on Friday to discuss personal terms after Forest accepted the Magpies' offer.

Agreement was reached later the same day. The transfer was subject to the results of a medical, which were received on Monday morning to allow the deal to go through.

Jenas' arrival is timely for the Magpies, who could be without star midfielder Kieron Dyer for up to eight weeks with a stress fracture of the foot.

Manager Bobby Robson's spending since the end of last season now stands at £21million, following the purchase of Robbie Elliott, Laurent Robert and Craig Bellamy.

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