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Zaragoza ready to offload Pennant

December 23, 2009
By Soccernet staff

Real Zaragoza director Erard Poschner has revealed the club is looking to offload Jermaine Pennant in the January transfer window.

Jermaine Pennant
GettyImagesJermaine Pennant has struggled to make an impact in Spain

Pennant, 26, joined the Spanish side on a free transfer in the summer after his contract at Liverpool expired, but he has struggled to make an impression as Zaragoza have floundered near the foot of the table.

And, amid reported interest from Aston Villa, Poschner says he would be happy to see Pennant move on as they seek hard-working reinforcements to help the club avoid relegation.

"We are disappointed with Pennant. This is based on the commitment of the players," he said in the Sun. "With spirit like this, it is better to 'sack' some players and seek reinforcements in the winter market.

"We want players who guarantee their work and effort."

Roberto Ayala, Ewerthon and Loppez Vallejo are also expected to leave the club in the transfer window.