This Liverpool squad player is apparently wanted by a great many Premier League outfits and now Tottenham have reported joined the race for this wide man.
Jermaine Pennant has fuelled speculation linking him with a move to Tottenham after he rejected the opportunity to talk to Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers according to Sunday Mercury.net. Rafa Benitez warned Pennant that his first team opportunities would be limited in the summer however the former gunner urged Benitez to let him stay and fight for his place.
Pennant can leave in the summer for a free transfer if he doesn’t reach fifteen appearances for Liverpool this season, hence the reason Benitez is desperate to cash in on the winger in January, or the Spaniard maybe forced to start using him, or risk losing the wide man for nothing next summer.
Pennant reportedly craves a return to London following his home being burgled. Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has shown in interest in the player after failing to sign him in the summer when he was Portsmouth manager.
Pennant’s rejections of the advances of Stoke and Blackburn could signal the path for a cut price move to London. Benitez may only be able to ask between £2 and £4 million for a player that could leave on a free transfer in January. (sport.co.uk)
Jermain Pennant is a very good player on his day the problem being that he hasn’t been playing to his potential on a regular basis for some time now, arguably his best period came whilst at Birmingham City and his time at Anfield has seen some peaks but mostly lows accompanied with the usual raft of newspaper stories relating to his off field activities. He would relish a move back to London and Harry is the kind of boss who would take a risk, and lets face it, if he could get the former Arsenal man for just £3m, then it would be a risk that wouldn’t be an expensive one. Do Tottenham fans think that a move for the former England Under 21 man would be a wise one?
Brand New Feature. (1-10 scale, One = Pure make believe, Ten = is a transfer all but complete)
Mr Comfort’s Likely-ometer: 4/10