Jermaine Pennant still has Premier ambitions

Jermaine Pennant
Jermaine Pennant

WIGAN Athletic’s hopes of keeping hold of Jermaine Pennant appear to be up in the air after the winger admitted he still harbours Premier League ambitions.

The 32-year-old was a revelation during his short spell at the DW Stadium towards the end of the season after being drafted in by Malky Mackay.

It would be amazing to play in the Premier League as the person I am now

Jermaine Pennant

He bagged three goals in 13 games for Latics and became one of the key men in the side.

And even though he was unable to prevent Latics falling into the third tier, he hinted he would be prepared to drop into League One.

“I couldn’t see anything better then being a part of getting straight back up under Caldwell,” he tweeted at the end of last month.

Barely a fortnight later, the goalposts appeared to have moved.

“When the opportunity came to play at Wigan, I grabbed it with both hands,” he was quoted as saying.

“The manager and staff put their faith in me and, to be honest, I felt like a million dollars.

“It’s ironic really that I am now the best footballer and person I have possibly ever been.

“It would be amazing to play in the Premier League as the person I am now.”

However, Pennant muddied the waters further late last night by taking to social media to offer an olive branch to Latics.

“I don’t eye anything, I’m just enjoying my football,” he tweeted.

“I’m sure myself and Wigan will be having a chat soon.”