Jermaine Pennant set to sign for non-league Billericay Town

Ruben Hill
July 28, 2017

Billericay already boast ex-Premier League players Jamie O'Hara and Paul Konchesky on their roster, with Tamplin continuing to pour money into the club and its facilities.

Pennant, who is expected to make his debut in a pre-season friendly against Vanarama National League newcomers Leyton Orient tomorrow, started his career with Notts County and was signed as a youth by Arsenal in 1999.

But now Pennant, who played in the 2007 Champions League final, has agreed to drop down to the SEVENTH tier of English football to sign on with Billericay.

He has racked up one hundred and eighty-five Premier League appearances in total having also turned out for Leeds United, Birmingham City and Portsmouth.

A permanent move to St Andrews followed in 2005 and, after thirty-eight games and 2 goals, a transfer to Liverpool for a fee of £6.7m followed in the summer of 2006.

The club's owner and first team manager Glenn Tamplin has made no secret of his ambition to build Billericay into a side that can move up the leagues and Pennant's arrival is the latest high-profile move in his quest.

Pennant has 24 caps for England under-21s. He is good mates with Jamie O'Hara and when he heard about what we are doing, he let us know he wanted to come here.

He is a Champions League runner up with Liverpool.

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