By Danny Wright
Watford are in talks with Everton over a potential loan deal for unwanted winger Aaron Lennon, according to a report.
The Liverpool Echo claims that the Hornets are “keen” on securing the 30-year-old on a temporary basis, however Everton are said to be looking to cash in on the former Tottenham man.
It is understood that Lennon is no longer needed by Ronald Koeman and it appears that he is nearing a Goodison Park exit with his employers ready to listen to offers.
Everton have been one of the most exciting teams to keep an eye on in the current transfer window and it seems that Lennon is one of the players to have fell down the pecking order following a big number of new arrivals.
The Toffees have already done business with their Premier League rivals Watford once this year as Tom Cleverley turned his loan stay at Vicarage Road into a permanent one.
And it now seems that Marco Silva is ready to bring in Lennon as the Echo reports that he wants to add pace and experience to his side.
Lennon was detained under the mental health act last season and hasn’t featured in the senior squad since February when he came off the bench against Middlesbrough.
The attack-minded winger earned just 13 appearances across all competitions for Everton last season, scoring one goal which came in the 4-0 win over Yeovil in the EFL Cup.
Football Insider Verdict
It’s been great to see that Lennon has returned to training with Everton after what has no doubt been a very testing time for him. He probably won’t get much football under Koeman next season so it makes sense for the Toffees to try and at least cash in on the England international. However if no one comes in with a permanent deal, the Blues should still let him go out on loan, especially to Watford who have a good recent history of doing business with the Merseysiders. Lennon’s career has been plagued with bad luck and injuries, so he will no doubt be hoping that a switch to a team like Watford can revive his stalling career.
In other Everton news, the Toffees have confirmed that an agreement has been reached with this experienced defender.