Pennant edges towards Signapore switch

Former Arsenal, Liverpool and Stoke winger Jermaine Pennant is set for a trial with Singapore club Tampines Rovers.

The 32-year-old is expected to arrive in Singapore on Thursday with a view to signing a contract for the coming season, which gets underway on January 26.

Pennant last played professionally with Wigan eight months ago, and had been linked with a move to Thai outfit Muangthong United whom he had a trial with, but no deal was agreed between the two parties.

The winger now looks to have set his sights on a move to Singapore.

"I've had a few offers abroad but I think that Singapore seemed keen, like they wanted to do it," Pennant told Red Card Sports Radio.

"I've never been there before but I've heard it's a lovely country and that Tampines Rovers are one of the biggest teams in Southeast Asia. They're also in the Asian Champions League so I'd like to be a part of it and take my career to another chapter."

Despite turning out for a number of clubs in the Premier League and the Championship, Pennant largely failed to live up to the potential that saw Arsenal pay Notts County £2 million for the then 15-year-old.