Date: 13th May 2009 at 10:17am
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The fact that Jermaine Pennant is a ‘free agent’ in the summer has of course not gone unnoticed, none more so than with the player himself.

He has told sky sports news that he is ‘open to offers’, and staying with Pompey is ‘always going to be an option’ as he has ‘enjoyed his time’ here.

The winger says that he has not had any offers yet, but ‘links’ with Everton and Wigan have grown in recent weeks, although there has not really been much talk along the lines of him staying at Fratton, which is a shame as I would be more than happy for him to do so.

At the moment Pennant says ‘I’ve got a battle on my hands at the minute with Portsmouth fighting relegation’ but after than he plans to ‘take a break and then take it from there.’

I know the guy probably would not come cheap, but we will need to bring in some players – free transfers are looking our best bet, and whilst these are not really ‘free’ I am not sure we will get many better than Pennant, who would have a fine career with Pompey I feel – without a doubt if we actually played him, and played him from the start and gave him the strikers, notice I say ‘strikers’, as in plural not singular, to pick out he will!

Lets not think we are his first option though, in all honesty we probably are not and he is inviting offers as well: ‘I’m all ears and I’m ready to talk to people.’

I would happily see him stay, although to be honest I am not overly hopeful, or even confident that we will even give him the opportunity to do so…

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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