Report: Jermaine Pennant training with Milwall

Jermaine Pennant

After returning from a spell in the Indian Super League, ex-Arsenal and Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant is hoping to secure a short-term deal with Championship side Milwall.

Former Arsenal and Liverpool star Jermaine Pennant is training with Milwall in the hopes of securing a short-term deal, according to the Daily Mail.

Pennant, 32, is back in England after brief stint in the Indian Super League with FC Pune City, and is now bidding to prove his fitness in time for Saturday’s Championship visit of Fulham.

The winger saw his contract with Stoke terminated last winter after failing to impress manager Mark Hughes following a loan spell at Wolverhampton Wanderers, and has since struggled to find a long-term home.

Becoming England’s most expensive teenager in 1998 when he joined Arsenal from Notts County for £2 million at the age of just 15, he was hailed as future superstar after netting a hat-trick on his first-team debut, but made just 12 Premier League appearances before disciplinary issues saw the club opt to ship him out to Birmingham City in 2005.

Going on to land a £6.7 million switch to Liverpool the following summer, the former Under-21 international spent three seasons at Anfield before leaving for La Liga side Real Zaragoza in 2009, but returned to England in August 2010 to join Stoke.

His career has been full of brief flashes of potential but, given his age and recent track record, it's debatable how much he can offer a second-tier side at this point, even with Milwall struggling in the relegation zone.

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