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Jensen Weir joins on Loan

13 July 2021

Cambridge United is delighted to announce that Jensen Weir has signed for the Club on a season-long loan...

The 19-year-old Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder joins the Club after impressing whilst playing for the U21s and arrives highly recommended from those who have worked with him.

After coming through the Wigan Athletic youth set-up, in 2017 Weir became the Club’s youngest ever player to play for the First Team, aged just 15 years old.

Weir has also represented Scotland at U16 and U17 level, as well as England at U17 and U18 and in 2020, Weir joined Brighton on a three-year contract.

“I am buzzing,” Weir said. “The Club did really well last season and it is a great opportunity for me. I am really looking forward to the season ahead. I want to get in the team, play as many games as I can, help the team have another good year and to try and make a name for myself in League One.”

U’s Head Coach Mark Bonner said, “I am really pleased that we have added Jensen to our midfield unit and believe he will bring an excellent option and competition to the team. Jensen is an energetic player who can get around the pitch, has a passing range which will help us progress the game and open up a variety of attacking options.

“His confidence to take the ball will help us build possession and we are hopeful he can join the other midfielders in adding a goal threat to our midfield.

“This is Jensen’s first senior loan but having played for Wigan at First Team level and made the move to Brighton, everyone feels this is a good time and opportunity for him to make some real strides in first team football as the next stage of his development and we are grateful to Brighton for trusting us with that next stage.”

Weir will wear number 16 and joins up with the squad ahead of this week’s Pre-Season trip to South Wales.

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