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Lennon grateful for successful Everton loan

by | 21/05/2015  Comments (43)  jump

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Aaron Lennon says that he loved every moment at Everton from the time he arrived on loan from Tottenham at the start of February.

Given that he is ineligible to face his parent club Tottenham on Sunday, the 27-year-old's spell with the Blues is effectively over but he expressed to evertonfc.com just how much he has enjoyed from a confidence-boosting few months at Goodison Park.

I've loved it from the first moment I arrived here, Lennon said. Everyone has been brilliant, I've settled in and it's been great to get some football as well.

Obviously, it was a tough start to the season for me when I wasn't playing, but, from the first moment the gaffer called me, I couldn't wait to work with him and he's done nothing but impress me since I've been here.

The way he wants to play, the confidence he has shown in me and the confidence he's given me has been unbelievable.

Lennon will return to Spurs with his future somewhat in the balance. Roberto Martinez has told of his admiration for the way the winger settled so quickly and gave his side an extra dimension but it remains to be seen if he will pursue a permanent deal for him and, if so, whether he will be an affordable option.  


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Colin Glassar
1 Posted 21/05/2015 at 17:57:27
He seems a down to earth lad so I hope we can come to an agreement for him. ٣m tops.
Ross Edwards
2 Posted 21/05/2015 at 18:20:19
Levy will price us out of any deal.
Eugene Kearney
3 Posted 21/05/2015 at 18:24:32
"IÂ’ll be back......."
Bob Hannigan
4 Posted 21/05/2015 at 18:35:25
It seems to me that if you have a player who fits in, is glad to be here and pleases the gaffer price shouldnÂ’t be an issue, unless the Spurs get crazy
Joe Foster
5 Posted 21/05/2015 at 18:38:42
Good to hear.
Chris James
6 Posted 21/05/2015 at 19:04:20
If we can get him for up to ٤M (which is good business for Spurs whoÂ’ll need to offload players this summer) then IÂ’d snap him up. Looked fresh on the pitch and seemed level headed off it.
We need a good winger, heÂ’s a good winger. Would love to see Del as well, but prefer a creative midfielder in place of Barkley behind Lukaku.
Jim Bennings
7 Posted 21/05/2015 at 19:08:14
Was a pleasure to have him here.

Was just what we needed at a time when we seemed to be sleepwalking into a serious relegation battle (just look at Newcastle!).

He came in, is clearly very well liked by the players and has a very infectious attitude, heÂ’s one of those characters like a Rooney, Gerrard, Terry, Beckham, Neville etc that simply gets a thrill out of playing football and running.

I was also quite surprised that considering he had hardly played all season, his fitness seemed excellent, maybe tired a little towards the last three matches but to be expected.

Hope he comes back!

Colin Gee
8 Posted 21/05/2015 at 19:24:40
Anymore than ٣m I would say no.

Wonder if he will be at Goodison on Sunday for the lap of apprecation? He can say goodbye to the Spurs fans!

Terry Murphy
10 Posted 21/05/2015 at 20:27:36
Does anyone know whether his Spurs contract expires at Christmas or at the end of next season. If itÂ’s Christmas, then why on earth would we buy in this coming window? "Once a Blue - always a Blue"... letÂ’s see if he feels that way.
Ian Riley
11 Posted 21/05/2015 at 20:36:42
Is Lennon more than an average Premier League player? If yes, then ٥ to 9 million is the going rate for an English player in the Premier League still in his prime. Remember, we got 㾻 million for Rodwell!
Jim Burns
12 Posted 21/05/2015 at 20:51:41
I agree, Ian – doubt whether weÂ’d get him for less than ٤.5 to ٥ million – but well worth it in my view. Great attitude, work rate and pace – weÂ’ve missed this since Pienaar went past his best.
Sam Hoare
13 Posted 21/05/2015 at 21:14:52
Will never be as good as he has been for the last 6 months. Just look at the last 3 loan players we brought in permanently. Lukaku, Barry and Pienaar.

If we can get him for less than ٣M then fine but good luck getting value out of Levy.

Jim Bennings
14 Posted 21/05/2015 at 21:14:36
6 million for Victor Anichebe..
15 million for Jack Rodwell..

Need we say more??

Kunal Desai
15 Posted 21/05/2015 at 21:46:46
I think it might be a straight fight between Lennon or Deulofeu? Maybe worth a punt on loan deal for someone like Navas from City
Ian McDowell
16 Posted 21/05/2015 at 21:52:19
٤ million would be good business for a pacy winger who works hard and is used to the Premier League.
Oliver Molloy
17 Posted 21/05/2015 at 21:45:19
We need to be signing players who will make a real difference on the pitch week in week out, Lennon wonÂ’t!

He is in the same bracket as McGeady for me, capable of doing something now and again, is that the type of player what we should be looking at?

If he was free I would say yes, but paying a load of money for Lennon will be a mistake.

Harold Matthews
18 Posted 21/05/2015 at 22:03:31
I like Lennon and I know he won’t go yapping on about the Champions League. Those Euro phonies bore me to tears.
Gavin McGarvey
19 Posted 21/05/2015 at 23:05:32
I think Lennon has been a credit to himself during his loan period. He’s done a good job and in some ways has been an improvement on our other wingers.

Hard working with some skill going forward, he’d be a decent buy if we have the money for the fee and his wages are reasonable.

I tend to think thought that he may end up with a newly promoted side or one of the bottom half teams if they are willing to stump up higher end wages.

Malc Kitchen
20 Posted 21/05/2015 at 23:21:18
I always liked Lennon, he has offered much more than McGeady, tracked back often, scored 2 & set up was it 3?

Two Man of the Match performances! Sign him up for ٤M like Spurs originally said, hold them to it & they owe us after the Pienaar deal. I’d love Geri as well on-loan with a view to a permanent transfer!

Karl Masters
21 Posted 21/05/2015 at 23:43:21
Well played ’shoebomber’.
Matt Traynor
22 Posted 22/05/2015 at 05:14:47
Terry #10 his contract will run to the end of a season. The Christmas thing is because players coming to the end of their contracts can sign for a foreign club in January, and move at the end of their contract in the summer. If he wants to sign for an English team at the end of the contract, he has to wait until the contract expires.

Although these transfer rules seem to be a load of bollocks – see Man Utd signing a player before the window even opens.

I seem to recall Lennon left Leeds at the age of 17 when they had a fire-sale. I am certain one of their youngsters was offered to us for ٟm, and can’t recall if it was Lennon or Milner. I’m sure it was Lennon though. Anyone recall this, and know why we didn’t take up the offer?

Victor Yu
23 Posted 22/05/2015 at 05:56:51
Get Lennon for ٣M and a loan deal for Delboy.
Colin Glassar
24 Posted 22/05/2015 at 07:59:07
Pedro (Barcelona) is rumoured to be available for ٥m. I know who I’d prefer out of the two.
Phil Sammon
26 Posted 22/05/2015 at 08:57:38
He’s no Kevin Campbell... but I dread to think what would have happened had we not picked up Lennon in January. We were slipping away without a fight.

Matt 22: It certainly wasn’t Milner, although he did have trials with us when he was maybe 14. We offered him a deal but naturally he opted for Leeds.

Paul Thompson
27 Posted 22/05/2015 at 09:17:02
Phil (@26) is right – Lennon made a big difference and once he settled in our results began to pick up. It was partly fresh attitude and workrate, partly just having a different and quicker transition option (to say nothing of a couple of vital goals and assists).

His final ball will always be erratic, but as others have said, if we can get him at a sensible price, it would be worth it for what he brings to the side.

Bill Griffiths
28 Posted 22/05/2015 at 10:32:24
Like a few on this post and many others on other posts have indicated, he may have some deficiencies in his game. However, you can’t just sign players based on their ability.

You have to look at their other attributes such as temperament, attitude etc – will they fit in with the clubs ethos and also the players.

Lennon may have one or two deficiencies but he has the other attributes required to compensate for these deficiencies.

Liam Reilly
29 Posted 22/05/2015 at 10:33:16
Doubt we could afford Pedro’s wages Colin; though with the right marketing the club could afford these players. What am I saying! wake up; wake up.

Lennon – at a sensible price then yes; but for me; we should go back for Del Boy as he’s got something to prove.

Victor Yu
30 Posted 22/05/2015 at 11:08:25
I doubt Pedro would prefer us over Arsenal and Liverpool as we don’t offer European soccer for now. Also, his wage demand could be a problem (especially when Arsenal and Liverpool can offer huge money with ease).
Clive Rogers
31 Posted 22/05/2015 at 11:13:45
He has been really poor in the last three games and RM has taken him off. He won’t go for him. If he’s not good enough for Spurs, why would we want him.
Tony J Williams
32 Posted 22/05/2015 at 12:15:28
Probably because at the moment Spurs are a better side than us Clive.

He is better than McGeady so it’s a no-brainer at the right price.

Clive Rogers
33 Posted 22/05/2015 at 16:27:47
No brained. Just right for RM then.
Harold Matthews
35 Posted 22/05/2015 at 18:55:12
Don’t agree Clive you made me laugh. Cheers.
Clive Rogers
36 Posted 22/05/2015 at 20:46:56
He wont be coming anyway, they want too much and RM has gone off him as his form dipped.
Bob Parrington
37 Posted 23/05/2015 at 08:13:09
It all depends on what your strategy is, doesnÂ’t it? HeÂ’s put great effort in but is he ultimately the player you want that fits in? I like him for his work rate that makes him a good team player but is he "the man!"? The one who makes the difference! Certainly we need balance to attack on both wings. He adds this on the right but is he good enough? My gut feel in No! but thatÂ’s all it is--Gut feel. ItÂ’s probably based on a need to build a great team over 2 to 3 years and still have them youthful enough.
Timothy Blanshard
38 Posted 23/05/2015 at 19:38:00
I wonder what DelBoy would cost or would it be getting him for another season on loan? If we could, IÂ’d love to see him in our blue kit again.

I hope we get Aaron too, as long as the price is right. I think almost every deal weÂ’ve done with Spurs and Levy has had us upside down shaking our pockets out for every last penny. He knew how badly Pienaar wanted to come back here and even though most of us wanted him back we paid over the odds for a footballer his age, this season is a testament to that.

So, Blue Bill, if youÂ’re going to buy Lennon, make sure that mingebag bastard doesnÂ’t stitch us up. I have seen it in one or two of the red tops (so it must be true... ;-) that heÂ’s after ٧ million.

Colin Glassar
39 Posted 25/05/2015 at 15:01:15
If Norwich fail to go up today, IÂ’d rather spend ٤m on Redmond. HeÂ’s a brilliant little player.
Darren Hind
40 Posted 25/05/2015 at 15:06:45
Took the Grandson around to the car park yesterday (while everyone else was enjoying a few pints).

It was a great surprise to see Lennon arrive on the Everton Bus. When asked about this, to the delight of all the kids and the surprise of all the adults, he candidly said if things go the way he wants them to, he will be "on this bus next season too".

Wheels appear to be in motion. and as many have already said. this will definitely come down to the Tottenham Chairman.

Also worth noting was the Spurs supporters chanting "Your just as shit as Aaron Lennon" to Mirallas after heÂ’d skied one in the first half.

Patrick Murphy
41 Posted 25/05/2015 at 15:22:33
Colin - Currently, as the score stands, I don’t think that will be an option, it’s great to be watching some fast paced controlled football – Oh how I wish that was on offer at Goodison.
Joe Foster
45 Posted 25/05/2015 at 15:35:31
I for one think that is a spot-on prediction. With you all the way.
Colin Glassar
46 Posted 25/05/2015 at 15:49:37
Roberto has spoken of 3-4 players he needs to strengthen the squad so it must be a GK, CB, MF and CF (IÂ’d add a winger to make it 5 players).

IÂ’d go for Lindegaard (Man Utd), Van Dijk (Celtic), Nolito (Spain), Hernandez (Man Utd) and Redmond, Delboy or Januzaj to give us width and velocity. As the majority would be loans, 㿀m should do it.

Patrick Murphy
48 Posted 25/05/2015 at 15:57:08
Took the Grandson around to the car park yesterday (while everyone else was enjoying a few pints).

It was a great surprise to see Lennon arrive on the Everton Bus. When asked about this, to the delight of all the kids and the surprise of all the adults, he candidly said if things go the way he wants them to, he will be "on this bus next season too".

Wheels appear to be in motion. and as many have already said. this will definitely come down to the Tottenham Chairman.

Also worth noting was the Spurs supporters chanting "Your just as shit as Aaron Lennon" to Mirallas after heÂ’d skied one in the first half.

Colin Glassar
49 Posted 25/05/2015 at 16:07:15
Distin, Alcaraz, Garbutt are certs Patrick. Possibly Pienaar, Hibbo and Kone as well.
Colin Glassar
50 Posted 25/05/2015 at 16:53:00
Great to see a young British manager outwit a big name foreign manager. Well done Norwich. Can we have Redmond please?

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