Rafa may be getting closer to offloading this troubled player
Celtic boss Gordon Strachan has made a £3 million bid for Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant.
The Mirror says Strachan regards Pennant as a ready-made replacement for Aiden McGeady after his bitter fall-out with the club’s star winger, which led to him being banned from first-team training after a dressing-room bust-up.
Pennant turned down offers from Stoke and Blackburn in the summer to stay and fight for his future, but Liverpool want to cash in as he only has six months left on his contract. (tribalfootball.com)
This could be just the kind of move that tempts Jermaine to give up on any pretence that he may get a regular slot at Anfield. Celtic are of course a huge club and perhaps more importantly a club he could command a regular first term start and have the added bonus of a probable Champions League spot. Pennant is by no means a bad player but he can be damn frustrating to watch, mainly because it is clear he has the ability to shine but seems to perennially shoot himself in the foot. Who knows, if he plays well at Parkhead he could finally get into the England senior set up. Do Liverpool fans think that the wideman has played his final game for the club?
Brand New Feature. (1-10 scale, One = Pure make believe, Ten = is a transfer all but complete) Mr Comfort’s Likely-ometer: 6/10
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