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Video: Jermaine Pennant is the most expensive player ever…in Singapore!

Former Premier League winger Jermaine Pennant has signed a one-year contract with S-League side Tampines Rovers.

Jermaine Pennant has been a free agent since leaving Wigan in June, but the new chapter of his career now begins in Singapore.

Tampines have made Pennant highest-paid player ever to sign for an S-League’s club in the 21-year long history of the competition. The deal is reportedly worth £19.700 a month, but the club chairman Krishna Ramachandra refused to confirm the amount, only saying that Pennant was being paid a “sexy figure”.

Jermaine Pennant has had spells in Spain and India before heading to Singapore and his career has taken somewhat an unexpected turn.

The winger has played for Liverpool, Stoke, Birmingham and Arsenal, who made him the most expensive trainee in history when they paid £2 million to sign the then 15-year-old from Notts County.

Pennant now hopes to make history again, just like he did it in 1999 with Arsenal.

“I am here to try to make history again. I will give 110 % on the pitch, off the pitch, any way I can help. That’s what I am here for and I look forward to it. I am really looking forward to the chance to do something special for Singapore and Tampines”, said Pennant during his official unveiling.

Wed 20 Jan, 2016
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