Pendlebury, who stays uncontracted past 2021 however has been presented a brand new one-year deal to stay on the Magpies, insisted he hadn’t spoken with different golf equipment and sought after to be “a one-club participant”.
However he additionally mentioned that someday he would “love to step clear of the soccer membership [Collingwood]” and “get some revel in somewhere else”.
“I have been on list announcing I in point of fact do need to be a one-club participant. Optimistically we nut one thing out quickly,” Pendlebury mentioned on Triple M.
“But when they [other clubs] need to be offering me long run training gigs for a few years’ time, I’m going to take a look at it.”
Cornes, staggered on the phrases that had come from the mouth of Collingwood’s skipper and video games record-holder, shot Pendlebury down.
“The situation across the captain is in point of fact fascinating … He is hardly ever put a foot flawed for 17 years, Scott Pendlebury, however he did this week,” Cornes mentioned on 9’s Footy Categorised.
“It was once a ludicrous factor to mention.
“The membership is on its knees, they have completed seventeenth, they have had the best possible turnover of gamers, their wage cap has been smashed and he is advancing and taking them publicly for different golf equipment to supply him offers.
“Now I am not certain if he is bargaining for more cash, however what I can say is he is been the highest-paid participant within the historical past of that membership. No participant has been sorted higher than Scott Pendlebury.
“Sure, his performances were very good [over his career], however he is not worthy of a freelance of $800,000 [a year anymore]. He is 33, his efficiency is obviously at the decline.
“And it was once a sexy unusual factor to mention when the membership’s within the scenario they are in.”
Fremantle and Gold Coast are two golf equipment reportedly fascinated by signing Pendlebury on a player-coach deal, by which the Collingwood veteran may well be reduced in size to play one season ahead of transitioning right into a two-year stint as an assistant trainer.
“However it will be unhappy for him and Collingwood if it ended that manner.”
Pendlebury is one in every of Collingwood’s largest and most valuable gamers in historical past, having received a premiership, a Norm Smith Medal, six All-Australian blazers and 5 best-and-fairest gongs.
The celebrity midfielder was once drafted to Collingwood by way of select 5 within the 2005 nationwide draft at 17 years of age and has since performed 334 AFL video games.