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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/...n.html?ITO=1490

 

Jermaine Pennant has priced himself out of an incredible move to Real Madrid as his wage demands forced a £3.5million transfer to collapse last night.

 

Madrid were expecting to announce the unlikely signing today after agreeing a fee with Liverpool for their reserve right winger, who has started only two Barclays England League matches this season.

 

Instead Pennant, who asked for £60,000 a week — almost double what was being offered by the Spanish giants — will now have to decide whether to accept a loan offer from Wigan or Stoke.

At the JJB Stadium he would be able to play for Steve Bruce again. He will then be a free agent in the summer when he believes he can command a better salary.

 

Although the salary demand is not remarkable in the modern game, Madrid — who have just spent £20million on Lassana Diarra from Portsmouth — set a ceiling on their pay offer.

 

At 6pm last night, Sportsmail believed the deal was close to conclusion, only for it to break down two hours later when Pennant’s demands emerged. Madrid will not negotiate on their basic salary offer of £1.5m-a-year.

 

Liverpool and Real, who meet in the last 16 of the Champions League at the end of February, thrashed out a transfer after Real’s first-choice target, Tottenham’s Aaron Lennon, was out of their price range.

 

Spurs manager Harry Redknapp made it clear he does not want to sell Lennon.

 

Former Spurs manager Juande Ramos, now in charge at Madrid until the end of the season, wants to add pace to his team and told transfer go-betweens that 25-year-old Pennant’s ability to run at defenders made him a worthwhile gamble.

 

While the Real boss could not guarantee a first-team place, he planned to use Pennant as an ‘impact sub’.

 

Still, the deal would have been a remarkable chance for Pennant to transform his career after an indifferent season in which he has fallen out of favour with Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez.

 

The winger was even pictured guzzling Jack Daniel’s whiskey from a bottle outside an Essex nightclub last month.

 

Pennant was offered to Stoke and Blackburn in the summer. Neither would meet his wage demands and so both deals collapsed.

 

Pennant’s deal at Anfield is worth around £30,000-a-week. Pennant, who has not

played for England at senior level, could not understand why a move to Madrid would benefit his career.

 

A friend said: ‘Why would he go there when the chances of playing in the first team are remote? He has had enough of that from his time at Anfield. He wants first-team football and the chance of a regular run in the team.’

 

Pennant, who started his career at Notts County, has played for Arsenal, Watford, Leeds and Birmingham in a chequered career.

 

He signed for Arsenal as a 15-year-old for £2million and later cost Liverpool £6.7million from Bruce’s Birmingham, where he showed glimpses of his exciting talent.

 

He gained notoriety in 2005 when he had to play wearing an electronic tag following a drink-driving conviction.

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he's a proper little cunt apparently.

He seems it. Him, Dyer the lot of that crowd man, all seem absolute wankers.

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why in the name of fuck would they want pennant anyways.

 

Jesus how many midfielders do they need, let alone shite ones

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he's a proper little cunt apparently.

He seems it. Him, Dyer the lot of that crowd man, all seem absolute wankers.

R@cist.

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he's a proper little cunt apparently.

He seems it. Him, Dyer the lot of that crowd man, all seem absolute wankers.

R@cist.

:lol:

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When money perverts the ambition of a young player it does make you a bit ill.

 

His CV could have read Arsenal,Leeds,Liverpool,Real Madrid :lol:

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Playing That Film What's Got Al Pacino & Keanu Reaves in it, the only quotes (albeit from a 'friend') are concerning the lack of first team football, not wage demands. How many times have we criticised players for lack of ambition for leaving clubs to sit on Chelsea's bench?

 

However, knowing Pennant it probably is all about the money. Twat.

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Perhaps this is what brought on N'Zogbia's quotes yesterday. He's seeing wingers no better, if not worse than him like Johnson, Pennant & Lennon being linked with Real Madrid, has seen his close friend from the Le Havre Academy join them last week, was linked with Spurs under Ramos, and is hoping his name's next on the list. :lol:

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It's weird, I checked that it wasn't April 1st when I first saw this story.

 

Pennant, Lennon, Diarra, Zokora, Ashley Young

 

You'd think Ramos was trying to turn Real Madrid into a mid table premier league side.

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AC Milan have joined the chase for Jermaine Pennant, less than a fortnight after the Liverpool winger looked to have missed out on a move to Real Madrid.

 

:(

I've missed the days of Ritchie posting news. :)

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