& # 39; When I was in Liverpool, Real Madrid came to sign me … but I ended up in Portsmouth & # 39 ;: Jermaine Pennant says he was ready to join Spanish giants before dream transfer was blocked
- Jermaine Pennant was on loan to Portsmouth from Liverpool in 2009
- He had played 13 league games for the then Premier League side without scoring
- The winger was not offered a new deal by the Reds when he returned to Anfield
- Pennant said Real Madrid wanted to sign it, but Juande Ramos signed it canceled
Jermaine Pennant has revealed it's almost nearby came from Real Madrid but ended up in Portsmouth instead.
The winger was at that time in Portsmouth on loan from Liverpool and was in the last year of his contract.
In 2009, he had played 13 league games for the then Premier League without scoring a goal and on his return he did not get a new deal from the Reds.
& # 39; When I was in Liverpool, Real Madrid came to sign me in my last contract year.
& # 39; Sky Andrew (his agent) negotiated with the president and he gave the deal about € 4 million & # 39 ;, Pennant explained in an interview with The Aragon Periodical.
& # 39; But Juande Ramos (then the boss of Madrid) was not aware of that operation. So when he found out, he decided to end the deal. I went from Madrid to Portsmouth. A big change. & # 39;
Pennant also revealed his nights in Spain when he arrived at Real Zaragoza.
& # 39; The Marbella stuff … I had told the club that I had to go to my house with my family to solve some personal issues.
& # 39; They gave me permission, but instead I went to Marbella with all my friends from England. They were great nights. But it did not work. I missed the flight back, did not attend the training and the press heard that I had been there. The nightclub where I was published on his website showed a few photos of me, it was bad. & # 39;
& # 39; The club found out and beat me a huge fine. The general manager came and told me that was not acceptable and I was fined € 150k – my salary for a month. The night was fine, but I think I got a little expensive (laughs). I deserved it. The truth is that my life in Zaragoza was absolute madness. & # 39;