Shakers confirm the capture of former Arsenal, Liverpool & Stoke City winger Jermaine Pennant
A player with Premier League, Europa League and Champions League experience who has commanded transfer fees of over £10m, 33-year-old Jermaine Pennant has put pen to paper on a contract that will see him wear a Bury shirt for the remainder of the current season.
Jermaine’s career began with Notts County in 1998 where he quickly progressed to earn a £2m move to Arsenal in the January 1999 transfer window. Following five years at the Gunners, where he was loaned out to clubs such as Watford, Leeds and, eventually, Birmingham City, whom he would later sign for permanently in 2005, he was eventually signed by Liverpool for a fee that was reported to be £6.7m.
Whilst at Anfield, Jermaine also had time with then Premier League side Portsmouth, on loan, before leaving to join Spanish side Real Zaragoza. Following a two-year spell in Spain, he returned to join Stoke City with another £2m fee being paid for his services.
Jermaine also spent time with Wigan and Wolves before heading abroad to play in India and Singapore, but has recently returned to the UK, training with the Shakers for a number of weeks before being offered, and accepting, a short-term deal with the club.
During his career, Jermaine has made over 360 appearances, scoring 22 goals. Jermaine will take squad number 38 whilst with the club. The club are now waiting on International Clearance before Jermaine can don his first Shakers shirt.