This article forms part of our Total Duds feature series, which is where Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at how a player has fared since being signed or sold, using statistical figures and statements from pundits to prove how bad a deal the club got.
When Jermaine Pennant arrived at Wolverhampton Wanderers on a loan deal from Stoke City on the 12th October 2012, perhaps a lot more was expected of him given that he had played for the likes of Arsenal, Leeds United, Liverpool and Portsmouth.
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The West Midlands outfit’s chief executive at the time Jez Moxey even lauded the signing when it happened, describing him as a ‘high-quality’ addition, as per the BBC.
However, the 37-year old was arguably far from that as he only managed to score one goal and make just two assists after featuring in just 15 games in the EFL Championship (via Transfermarkt), before returning back to Stoke after less than three months at Molineux.
Between the period that he was at Wolves, the Englishman’s market value dropped from £3.15 million to £2.25 million, further highlighting his lack of worth at the club.
The ex-winger made a total of 408 appearances at club level in all competitions in his career, scoring 21 goals and assisting 52 times, as he also managed to win an FA Cup during his time with the Gunners, according to Transfermarkt.
WWFC were eventually relegated from the Championship in the 2012/13 season, finishing second from bottom on 51 points in the table, and it is perhaps safe to say that the former England youth international was no worth to them during his short spell.
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