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Pennant to sign - according to The Sun anyway!

Pennant to sign - according to The Sun anyway!

Well, The Sun says we are £95m in debt but still Tony Adams has been 'given permission' to give Jermaine Pennant £50,000 per week and will sign him for £3m after the winger 'snubbed' Milan in favour of a move to Pompey... Although The Mirror also says we will sign him, but for £2m!

We are strapped for cash without a doubt, but £95m in debt - jog on!

Despite the lack of funds issue I could maybe still see a £3m offer being made, but I am not sure that Liverpool would accept this to be honest - that said he would leave for nothing in the summer if he did not sign a new contract, but £50,000 per week! It is wages of that kind that have contributed to us getting into the mess that we are, so I would find it hard to believe that we would allow two top, top earners to go - and others before those two this month actually I guess - only to replace them with another massive earner, who is quite frankly in my thinking not actually that good, without a doubt not a £200,000 per month player!

The 'claim' is that he has held talks with us and we hope to get the deal sorted in time for him to make his debut against Spurs in Sunday - whilst the thought of a genuine right winger coming in does appeal and will give us a more natural balance, even if I do not exactly like the fella, I am not convinced by this if truth be known.

The Arsenal connection, and the off the field problems that both he and our manager have had in the past make it almost 'too easy' a link for me, but maybe my cynicism that we will sign no one is getting too much and making me over cynical...

The same 'report' also says that we are 'close to agreeing' a loan deal with Madrid for Argentine striker Javier Saviola until the end of the season - again, I cannot see it but then again who knows in this crazy world of football these days!

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday January 16 2009
Time: 12:18AM

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tbh rug your last sentence says it all who really knows anymore but i hope in a way we don't replace the big earners with more cause thats not what we need unless we've got more funds than every1 is being lead to believe (i'm not hopeful lol). but i just hope we do get in a couple of good quality players for the center make us strong again, and if possible for it to be by the weekend lol. oh and as much as i'd like to see Saviola at pompey i really dont see it happening, at all
pompeym@
16/01/2009 00:38:00
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So according to The Sun we're in financial debt to around the price of one player? As you said rug - jog on!
stillthewhizz
16/01/2009 02:02:00
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Love to Saviola, but reaaly wouldn't believe it until he was in blue, Pennant I don't know, he has talent and temperement, its just which he has more of!
paultsmouth
16/01/2009 06:41:00
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I am beginning to think that our signings will be.....Belhadj, Johnson, Davis, Hughes and Kranjar with one possible new loan
harrissman
16/01/2009 06:42:00
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Don't forget with loan deals fellas they're wages may have to be honoured but the receiving club doesn't always necessarily pick up the whole tad - It is possible the if Pennant comes Liverpool could still pay half his wages - that way everybody wins. I doubt he is on anyway near £50,000 a week now (nearer £25,000 tops) and despite the desire to buy/loan players I can not see Peter Storrie paying over the odds - We need to keep the club on an even keel
Chix
16/01/2009 06:46:00
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OOOO!!! I like this! Pennant would be class......who knows though, its about as credible as me saying Kaka is coming to Pompey!
CharlieChimes
16/01/2009 06:55:00
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Charlie; so are you saying Pennant is as good as Kaka? lol
pentonpompey
16/01/2009 07:17:00
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Mirror are reporting he is now going to Real Madrid on loan - AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ouch!
Chix
16/01/2009 07:36:00
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is it right we are allowed one tomestic and one foreign loan at the moment?
harrissman
16/01/2009 07:54:00
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Okay, having been up all night working on my essay thats due in for today, I feel that by 12 I should have everything wrapped up and sent in (deadline at 3). If so, I'll go down to FP and sit around, looking for players and lookalikes. If I see anyone, I'll run home and post on here, so you all find out first. This is assuming that theres is a 1pm press conference. If there isn't I'm wasting my time.
jbaker
16/01/2009 08:11:00
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