Forgotten man: Aston Villa should target this Everton 29-year-old in the summer
COMMENT by Amir Mir
Steve Bruce will be already planning to further strengthen his Aston Villa squad in the summer as the club aims for a promotion push next season.
Everton’s forgotten man, Aaron Lennon has found first-team football hard to come by this season at Goodison Park, playing just 13 games in all competitions.
In the Premier League, the 29-year-old may be inconsistent, but in the Championship, he would surely have the capabilities to tear up opposition defences.
Lennon will be at the stage of his career where he will be looking to prove that he still has what is takes to produce the goods.
There is no better place to do it than at Villa Park, in front of an expectant crowd, where first-team football would become also more regular.
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At this moment in time, Albert Adomah is the club’s regular right winger, but there is no backup player to the Ghana international.
Therefore, bringing in Lennon, either on loan or a permanent basis, would add that much-needed quality and depth Villa require for a grueling promotion push next term.
Villa fans may look towards Lennon’s inconsistencies and poor delivery in the final third, but in the Championship, he could afford to make those mistakes.
There is nothing to lose from adding Lennon to the club’s ranks because the Everton outcast would not cost much and would instantly bring experience, pace and threat out wide – all three dangerous qualities in the second tier.