BBC: Medical scheduled as Everton star secures Goodison exit
Everton winger Aaron Lennon is set to join Burnley FC, once he passes his medical, as the former England international has been told he is surplus to requirements after the arrival of Theo Walcott, according to a reliable journalist.
Daivd Ornstein, a correspondent for BBC Sports News, tweeted that a deal has been agreed for Lennon between the two clubs.
Orstein tweeted the news on Friday afternoon:
Exclusive: Burnley have agreed a deal with Everton to sign Aaron Lennon for an undisclosed fee. Personal terms done but 30yo winger still needs to undergo medical. Lennon scored 7 goals in 63 apps but is surplus to requirements following Theo Walcott arrival #twitterclarets #EFC
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 19, 2018
Lennon appeared 77 times for the Toffees in all competitions, after he joined the club following his loan spell, and found the net nine times.
However, the arrival of Theo Walcott has ended his stay at Goodison Park, as the 30-year-old has fallen even farther down the pecking order.
Should he join Burnley, he will become part of Sean Dyche’s impressive setup, as the Clarets currently sit seventh in the League, two places above Everton.
Football Insider verdict:
Theo Walcott is a younger, faster and more exciting prospect that Aaron Lennon, whose best years appear to be behind him. The former Spurs man has essentially been forced out of the squad by Big Sam, who has shuffled things around since being appointed as manager. Lennon is more likely to receive first team football at Burnley, which must be an attractive prospect. Sean Dyche is receiving a good talent, should the 30-year-old pass his medical, and he will add more depth to Burnley’s attacking ranks.
In other Everton transfer news, another reliable journalist has stated that Everton are targetting this Premier League striker.