Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Pennant signs new contract with Stoke

Jermaine Pennant has signed a new deal at Stoke City which will keep him at the Britannia Stadium for another season, the club have confirmed.

The winger had been expected to move on this summer after his contract expired, though he has been kept by new manager Mark Hughes.

The Welshman has admitted to being impressed by the 30 year old, who signed for the Potters from Spanish side Real Zaragoza back in 2010, have initially joined on loan.

He spent a proportion of last season on loan at Wolverhampton Wanderers, though was unable to help them avoid relegation to League One.

Pennant began his career at Notts County, but joined Arsenal before making a first team appearance for £2million, a then record for a trainee.

Loan moves to Watford, Leeds United and Birmingham City followed with the latter signing him on a permanent deal in 2006, only to sell him to Liverpool a year later, where he received a runners-up medal in the 2007 Champions League final.

Another loan move, this time to Portsmouth came before he moved to La Liga for the 2009/10 campaign.

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Deke Hardman


Freelance football writer with a love of the game that goes back to the mid nineties when both his beloved Nottingham Forest and England had genuine hope of acheiving some level of success. A regular contributor to both SoccerNews.com and FreeBetting.com, Deke also dabbles in music journalism with his heart and head still stuck in the latter years of the twentieth century.

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