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4th May, 2017 | 4:43pm

'Tottenham care a lot' - Pochettino responds to Lennon situation

By Harvey Byrne

Manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that Tottenham have been in contact with former winger Aaron Lennon’s agent after he was detained under the Mental Health Act earlier in the week.

BBC Sport reported on Tuesday evening that the 30-year-old Everton winger had been taken to hospital “for assessment” after police were called to Salford on Sunday.

It is further detailed that police were concerned for his welfare and he is now “receiving care and treatment for a stress-related illness.”

There has been an outpouring of support for the 21-time capped England international since the news broke and one includes former club Tottenham.

Current boss Pochettino, who managed Lennon for one season told in his press conference on Thursday, as covered by journalist Ben Pearce on his personal Twitter account that the club had been in contact with his agent to see how they could help their ex-player.

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Lennon played for Tottenham for 10 years between 2005 and 2015 and competed in 364 matches for the club, scoring 30 goals and providing 77.

It is clear that he is still well-regarded within the north London club and fans will  be happy to hear that the club are being trying to help their former hero out.

In other Tottenham news, Pochettino has sent this message to Spurs fans following speculation regarding Kyle Walker.

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