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Former Tampines Rovers midfielder Jermaine Pennant joins England semi professional club

Former Singapore S.League midfielder Jermaine Pennant has signed for English non-league Billericay Town.

According to reports in the United Kingdom, Pennant discussed a two-year deal with Billericay in July and it was understood that he could earn a wage of more than £30,000 a week.

The former Arsenal, Liverpool and Stoke winger has become a free agent since leaving League One Bury at the end of last season.

The deal was announced by Billericay owner Glenn Tamplin, a businessman who is hoping to take the club up three tiers to the Football League.

Being anticipated as a promising young talent, Pennant even shone for Liverpool in the 2007 UEFA Champions League final, and appeared for Stoke City in the 2011 FA Cup final.

The 33-year-old joined Tampines Rovers in January 2016 to much fanfare. However, he struggled for much of the season with several injuries, leaving him being left out of the Singaporean football giants’ starting lineup.

In 21 S.League games, including six appearances off the bench, he scored only five times.