Liverpool have today completed the signing of Jermaine Pennant from Birmingham on a four year contract.
The 23 year old right sided midfielder officially put pen to paper on his Anfield deal this afternoon after completing a medical.
He will fly out to Switzerland to join up with his new team-mates at their week long training camp.
Pennant's arrival marks the end of manager Rafael Benitez's long search to bring in a right winger and he could make his Reds' debut against Kaiserslautern this weekend.
Pennant started his career with Notts County before moving to Arsenal for £2 million in 1999. He was unable to hold down a regular place in Arsene Wenger's first team and had loan spells with Watford, Leeds United and Birmingham before completing a permanent move to St Andrews last summer.
He becomes Rafael Benitez's fifth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Craig Bellamy, Mark Gonzalez, Fabio Aurelio and Gabriel Paletta.
Pennant will wear the number 16 shirt at Anfield.
Drogballs: Maybe Liverpool has truly become the halfway house for footballers who had bad past and in search for a platform for them to prove themselves once again. He might have a troubled past just like Bellamy, but I believe under Benitez's guidance and care, they might just blossom and step up their game. The players would also be dying to prove themselves because of the chance given to them by Liverpool and they'll be hungry for glory. They'll have a point to prove and of course, to impress fans.
Might not be a big signing, but sometimes, little things matters the most. HURRAY! We have finally gotten a bloody right-winger!
Thursday, July 27, 2006