Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder joins Cambridge United on season-long loan
Jensen Weir has signed for Cambridge United on a season-long loan.
The 19-year-old midfielder has arrived from Brighton & Hove Albion, having impressed while playing for the Seagulls’ under-21 side.
“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.”
Weir was a youth product at Wigan Athletic, where he made history by becoming the Latics’ youngest first-team player after making his debut aged 15.
In 2020, he joined Brighton on a three-year contract.
Weir has represented Scotland at under-16 and under-17 level, and England in the under-17, under-18 under-19 age groups.
United 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.”
He will wear the No 16 shirt.