Jermaine Pennant signs for Real Zaragoza, immediately serves up backhanded compliment

Posted by - July 10, 2009 - Transfer News and Gossip

Winger shuns ‘big teams’ to slum it in Spain

You heard it here first that Jermaine Pennant was about to sign for a Spanish club. We guessed at Espanyol, but it turns out that newly-promoted Real Zaragoza was his final destination after flying in to Barcelona.

The ex-Liverpool man passed a medical at his new club yesterday and was unveiled last night as Zaragoza’s first signing of the summer. Pennant immediately avoided any remaining suggestions that he is arrogant by telling the media that he had turned down proper clubs to sort out Zaragoza.

He said: “I wanted to come to Spain and I had offers from important teams in Europe but joined Real Zaragoza.”

On a related issue, OTP would never trust the business plan of a club sponsored by its own website!