Everton rival Villa for Real Zaragoza winger Pennant

Everton have joined the interest in Real Zaragoza winger Jermaine Pennant.

Everton have joined the interest in Real Zaragoza winger Jermaine Pennant.

The Mirror says the struggling Spanish club have sounded out Aston Villa and Everton about a cut-price £4m deal for the 26-year-old winger in January.

Zaragoza signed Pennant from Liverpool on a free transfer last summer and gave the ex-Arsenal wide man a lucrative contract worth £45,000-a-week AFTER tax, as well as a car and villa as part of the package.

But Zaragoza, stuck in the relegation zone after losing 6-0 at Real Madrid, are trying to cash in now as they look to offload two big earners in January, with Pennant their obvious first choice.

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