Leeds United Want Clarets Winger Aaron Lennon
Clarets winger Aaron Lennon is being targeted by Leeds United for a summer return to Elland Road where he started his career. The former England International winger came through the ranks at his hometown club, when he became the youngest player for the club to make a Premier League debut in 2003.
Marcelo Bielsa is compiling his background checks on the lightning fast winger as he plots a swoop to being the hometown hero back to Leeds United . After leaving Elland Road he moved to White Hart Lane in 2005 where he spent ten years winning the 2008 League Cup Final. Lennon made 266 appearances, scoring 26 goals for Spurs before he joined Everton in 2015.
After a brief loan spell at Goodison Park he returned to White Hart Lane and was made to train with the U21 squad, so one month into the 2015-16 season Lennon rejoined Everton permanently for a fee of £4.5 million.
Lennon had a successful first season working with manager Roberto Martinez, but after Martinez was sacked and replaced Ronald Koeman he dropped well down the pecking order at the club. Lennon then struggled with a Stress-related illness and was detained under the Mental Health Act, before receiving treatment in hospital.
In the January transfer window, Lennon then joined Burnley and he helped the club qualify for the 2018 Europa League. Having cemented himself into the Clarets squad this season he has made 22 appearances including six matches in the Europa league before picking up a knee injury in the middle of December which will rule him out until the end of this campaign. Lennon who won 21 caps for the Three Lions, still has one-and-a-half-years left on his Clarets contract but could be tempted by an emotional return to his boyhood club.