What can Aaron Lennon bring to Everton?

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During a very uneventful Deadline Day one of the main events was Aaron Lennon's move to Everton from Tottenham Hotspur on a loan until the rest of the season, with a view to buy.

But what will the England international bring to the table, other than an unintentionally brilliant presentation photo that saw the diminutive winger fail miserably to put a smile on his face while holding Everton blue.

One of the things clearly lacking from Everton this season has been old fashioned wing play and a lack of balance to their attack. Putting unnatural wingers in Steven Naismith and Ross Barkley on the wing has not worked out, but Lennon provides another option on the wing and means Naismith and Barkley can be played in their more natural positions through the centre.

No crosses, no goals

Also there has been a notable decline in the number of crosses Everton have been putting in; 22 per game during the 2013/14 season compared to 18 this season and it was a very effective tool in the Everton attack last season.

Lennon can bring this back to the Everton game with his trickery and pace to beat a man and provide a delivery which the likes of Lukaku can thrive off of.

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Experience is key

Lennon brings a wealth of experience to the Everton squad. Lennon has played 364 games for Tottenham and has picked up 21 caps for England including appearances at both the 2006 and 2010 World Cups.

He is still only 27-years-old, therefore he should be in the prime of his career and has the rare feat of having all this experience at such young age. Everton is arguably the perfect move for Lennon to rejuvenate his career.

Derby Debut

Lennon could not have asked for a bigger game for his Everton début than the Merseyside Derby. It is arguably the perfect game for Lennon's first appearance.

The high-tempo and high pace of the game should be the perfect place for Lennon to show us his pace and trickery. Added to this is wealth of experience means he won't be fazed by such a big occasion.

All in all it seems that Everton and Aaron Lennon could prove to be a perfect match for each other and it would not be surprising to see the loan move become permanent at the end of the season.

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