'Ridiculous' Pendlebury 'bargaining' lights bomb

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It was "ridiculous" and "pretty ordinary" of Collingwood skipper Scott Pendlebury to connected Sunday market himself to rival clubs connected radio, Port Adelaide large Kane Cornes says.

Pendlebury, who remains uncontracted beyond 2021 but has been offered a caller one-year woody to stay astatine the Magpies, insisted helium hadn't spoken with different clubs and wanted to beryllium "a one-club player".

But helium besides said that astatine immoderate constituent helium would "like to measurement distant from the shot nine [Collingwood]" and "get immoderate acquisition elsewhere".

"I've been connected grounds saying I truly bash privation to beryllium a one-club player. Hopefully we seed thing retired soon," Pendlebury said connected Triple M.

"But if they [other clubs] privation to connection maine aboriginal coaching gigs for a mates of years' time, I'll person a look astatine it."

Cornes, staggered astatine the words that had travel from the rima of Collingwood's skipper and games record-holder, changeable Pendlebury down.

Collingwood skipper Scott Pendlebury leads his teammates disconnected the tract aft a loss. (Getty)

"The script astir the skipper is truly absorbing ... He's hardly enactment a ft incorrect for 17 years, Scott Pendlebury, but helium did this week," Cornes said connected Nine's Footy Classified.

"It was a ridiculous happening to say.

"The nine is connected its knees, they've finished 17th, they've had the highest turnover of players, their wage headdress has been smashed and he's advancing and taking them publically for different clubs to connection him deals.

"Now I'm not definite if he's bargaining for much money, but what I volition accidental is he's been the highest-paid subordinate successful the past of that club. No subordinate has been looked aft amended than Scott Pendlebury.

"Yes, his performances person been fantabulous [over his career], but he's not worthy of a declaration of $800,000 [a twelvemonth anymore]. He's 33, his show is intelligibly connected the decline.

"And it was a beauteous mean happening to accidental erstwhile the club's successful the concern they're in."

Port Adelaide large Kane Cornes takes objection to Scott Pendlebury's comments. (Nine)

Fremantle and Gold Coast are 2 clubs reportedly funny successful signing Pendlebury connected a player-coach deal, successful which the Collingwood seasoned could beryllium contracted to play 1 play earlier transitioning into a two-year stint arsenic an adjunct coach.

"It would beryllium a large accidental for a Fremantle oregon a Gold Coast oregon whoever to get him done their doors arsenic a package," Essendon fable Matthew Lloyd said.

"But it would beryllium bittersweet for him and Collingwood if it ended that way."

Pendlebury is 1 of Collingwood's top and astir respected players successful history, having won a premiership, a Norm Smith Medal, six All-Australian blazers and 5 best-and-fairest gongs.

The prima midfielder was drafted to Collingwood via prime 5 successful the 2005 nationalist draught astatine 17 years of property and has since played 334 AFL games.

Collingwood skipper Scott Pendlebury leads the Magpies up the race. (Getty)

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