Former Arsenal and Liverpool star Jermaine Pennant has returned to big-spending Billericay Town just 24 hours after leaving the Bostik Premier leaders.
The ex-Premier League winger struggled to get into the team and owner Glenn Tamplin couldn’t justify the 34-year-old’s wages, but now Pennant has taken a pay cut to stay at the club.
Fantastic news Jermaine and myselfnhave re negotiated terms and Jermaine remains a billericay player
I want to take this opportunity to explain how genuine and fare Jermaine has been to enable him to stay at club
Fantastic attitude and genuine desire to play for the club pic.twitter.com/zRTiNgrub4
— Glenn Tamplin (@glenntamplin) December 27, 2017
Former West Ham and Liverpool defender Paul Konchesky left Billericay last month to focus on “other commitments” and Tamplin says more wage cuts will happen.
He told the Evening Echo: “I want to make the club sustainable.
“I am re-negotiating contracts for next year and the players will not be on what they are on this year.
“So to be fair to Jermaine he has agreed to take a wage cut and that is massive. He wants to be a Billericay player.”
All the confusion and rumours but happy to say still a Billericay player #BTFC
— jermaine pennant (@pennant83) December 28, 2017