By Abigail Withey
Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp is eyeing up a loan move for Everton winger Aaron Lennon, according to a recent report.
The Daily Mail has revealed that the Championship outfit are keen to bring the former England international to St. Andrew’s stadium in a loan deal this summer.
The newspaper reports that the Birmingham boss wants to see whether the 30-year-old will drop down from the top flight to play in the Championship for a season.
It is said that the former Tottenham manager knows the wide man well and wants Lennon to boost their prospects of promotion back to the top flight.
Lennon has recently rejoined the rest of the Toffees squad following his detainment under the Mental Health Act and admission to hospital at the end of April.
The former Spurs star hasn’t made an appearance for the Toffees since the club’s 0-0 draw against Middlesbrough in February this year, but the experienced player looks to have recovered well.
Football Insider verdict
Aaron Lennon has had a difficult year so far and a move to Birmingham could be the right way to ease back into professional football again. Toffees boss Ronald Koeman has made a number of signings this summer and his squad overhaul could unsettle Lennon’s comeback to Goodison Park. A loan deal would be best for all three parties: Lennon, Birmingham City and Everton. It would give the 30-year-old a chance of playing regular football week-in-week-out which would ultimately help his recovery dramatically, which could result in a high Championship finish for Birmingham. Working with Redknapp would also prove helpful to the former England star as he knows the boss well which would make the transition easier.
In other Everton transfer news, they are in a three-way battle to sign a Premier League forward.