Thursday, 13 November 2008

Bolton Line Up £4.5million Liverpool Misfit?

Bolton Wanderers are lining up a £4.5million bid to bring out of favour Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant to the Reebok Stadium in January, according to reports.

25-year-old Pennant has been at Anfield since joining from Birmingham City in 2006, but has failed to establish himself as a regular starter for the Merseyside club under Reds manager Rafa Benitez and has constantly had to settle for a bit part at Liverpool since his arrival from St Andrews.

Former Arsenal player Pennant has always maintained his desire to remain at Anfield, but is now believed to be ready to leave Liverpool in January in order to further his career in the Premier League, with Trotters boss Gary Megson keen to lure the former England Under-21 International away from Merseyside in a £4.5million deal.

However, whether Pennant sees a switch to the Reebok as the right move remains to be seen, with the Reds winger turning down Premiership debutantes Stoke City in the summer in the hope of a bigger club coming in for him.

One alternative to Bolton could be Blackburn Rovers, who are also said to be interested in bringing Pennant to Ewood Park to replace David Bentley, who left Rovers for Tottenham Hotspur in the summer.

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