Liverpool winger Pennant loaned to Portsmouth
Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant on Tuesday
agreed to be loaned to Portsmouth, dpa
The 26-year-old, who had been linked with moves to Real Madrid and AC Milan, will remain at Fratton Park until the end of the season.
"I've known him for a long time," manager Tony Adams told the club website.
"We were together at Arsenal a long, long time ago. He was the new kid on the block and a very exciting prospect.
"He's quick and technically very gifted. He can have a go at defenders."
It is the possibility of reuniting Pennant with his former Liverpool team-mate, centre-forward Peter Crouch, that really excites Adams.
"I saw him play with Peter Crouch for Liverpool at Fulham last year - and he was constantly getting past their left-back and getting crosses in for Crouchie," he explained.
"That's a good combination that I wanted to put back together.
"He's going to put some good crosses in and, I hope, weigh in with a few goals himself."