Burnley Sign Aaron Lennon From Everton
Burnley Football Club have this afternoon confirm the signing of Aaron Lennon from Everton. Lennon, becomes the Clarets first permanent signing of the January transfer window for an undisclosed fee. The former England international ends a two and a half year stay at Goodison Park and will wear the number 25 shirt.
After 14 years as a player in the top flight the winger is keen to help Burnley continue to establish themselves as a Premier League club and build on their current eighth place in the Premier League under manager Sean Dyche. Before joining Everton on a three-year deal in September 2015, Lennon spent a highly productive decade with Spurs, having started his career with hometown club Leeds United.
The Yorkshireman came through the youth system at Elland Road before becoming the youngest player to appear in the Premier League when he made his first team debut at the age of 16 years, 129 days in August 2003.
Following Leeds’ relegation and a season in the Championship, Lennon moved to White Hart Lane in June 2005 to start a ten year stay with Spurs, which saw him make 364 appearances for the North London club. He helped Tottenham secure eight top six finishes in the Premier League, as well as winning the 2008 League Cup final and reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League in 2011 under Harry Redknapp.
Joining Everton on loan three years ago this month, Lennon played a key role in helping Roberto Martinez’s side pull away from relegation trouble to finish 11th in the Premier League. He played a total of 77 games for the Toffees, scoring nine times including 19 appearances this season as a team-mate of former Burnley defender Michael Keane.
Speaking about signing for the Clarets Aaron Lennon said, “Burnley was the club I wanted to come to and I can’t wait to get started, I’m looking forward to playing at Turf Moor. The club is moving forward and I want to hopefully play a part in that to keep it going in that direction.
I think I’ve still got a lot to offer I am only thirty and I still want to play at the highest level. I have missed a bit of football in the last year or so and I just want to get back playing as much as possible. I’ve never had an easy game against Burnley and this year they have done fantastic.
Hopefully I can help the side continue that and have a good end to the season. The team has done brilliant. There are 14 games to go and hopefully we can kick on and maintain a place in the top half, which would be brilliant for the football club.”