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Aaron Lennon will rebuild career at Everton

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After starting his career at Elland Road before plying his trade at White Hart Lane for a decade, Aaron Lennon, has signed permanently for Everton after a successful loan spell at Goodison during the latter stages of last season.

Rewinding back to his glory years at Spurs, Lennon was renowned for his lightning pace equipped with tricky skills and prolific goal scoring from the wing.

Arguably, the 28-year-old's best years came at the time he could link up with Modric, interchange with the likes of Bale and supply Van der Vaart.

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For England though, Aaron Lennon has never really shone, after only racking up 26 caps across a decade - where his form for Spurs was mostly superb, one can't help but think why?

The answer is simply because better players at the time such as Joe Cole, Theo Walcott and Stewart Downing all had glimpses of great form that simply gave them the nod ahead of Lennon.

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As the statistics would prove, the tricky winger really should of been handed a lot more England appearances, as he racked up a total of 267 appearances for Spurs overall scoring 26 goals from the wing - pretty prolific indeed.

However, in Lennon's latter Spurs years, he was pushed out of a side that looked to rebuild and acquired many big money signings such as Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen, making game time difficult to come by at White Hart Lane.

A six month loan deal to Everton last season was his lifeline, a light at the end of the tunnel for a fading English talent.

In that brief time at Goodison, Lennon grabbed the bull by the horns and impressed regularly notching up a total of 14 appearances and 2 goals.

Aaron Lennon still has plenty of Premier League pedigree that can be used to the Toffees' benefit.

His confidence in plying his trade in the Premier League can only rub off on the likes of his young English counterparts such as John Stones and Ross Barkley.

That is probably only one of many reasons Roberto Martinez snapped the former Leeds man, his performances last year in dark blue suggested the Englishman still has a great deal to offer.

With his pace still apparent, his experience very much there and link up play still strong - I wouldn't be surprised seeing Lennon in all white turning out at Wembley fairly soon.

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