Aaron Lennon recalls time at Tottenham, makes Everton comparison
By Harvey Byrne
Aaron Lennon has shared that he is used competition for places in the first team after his time with Tottenham.
The 29-year-old winger is currently playing for Everton, but with reports that the Toffees are targeting Manchester United’s Memphis Depay in January his future at the club is looking unclear.
However, the 21-time capped England international is refusing to let the rumours affect him, comparing his time at Spurs to his current Everton situation.
“That doesn’t affect me and never has,” told Lennon to Sky Sports, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
“Speculation has never bothered me and them signing Yannick Bolasie (in the summer) didn’t faze me. There is competition in all the top clubs and Everton’s a massive club now.
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“I’ve been at Spurs in the past and am used to two or three wingers or maybe four in each club. You’ve got to fight for your position and I’m confident in my ability.
“You bide your time and if you get your chance you’ve got to take it.”
Lennon made the move to White Hart Lane from Leeds in 2005 at the age of 18.
He was thought of highly as a youngster and Tottenham moved early to secure his signing for £1million.
He later proved worth the money with 77 assists and 30 goals in 364 encounters before leaving for Everton in 2015.
The Merseysiders brought Lennon in on loan before signing him for £4.5million after he impressed manager Roberto Martinez.
He has since played 55 times for the club, but only 10 appearances have come this season, while he has returned with just one goal and one assist.
Summer appointment Ronald Koeman may now be looking to bring in his own men, as he looks to progress the club from their current ninth placing.
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