Aaron Lennon allowed to leave Tottenham for £8million

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Tottenham are ready to sell England international winger Aaron Lennon for £8 million but the player is in no hurry to leave, according to the London Evening Standard.

The right winger has found himself on the fringes at Tottenham under Mauricio Pochettino, mainly playing in the cup competitions as the new manager puts his plans into effect.

Evidently, those plans do not include the speed merchant from Leeds as Lennon was not included in the matchday squad for Tottenham's win over Southampton on Sunday.

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More concerning for Lennon would be the fact that he was only a second half sub in Tottenham's goalless draw against Besiktas last Thursday in the Europa League, and the Evening Standard says Spurs will take an offer in the region of £8-10 million.

However, the report goes on to say that despite links with Queens Park Rangers and Stoke in the summer transfer window, Lennon is in no hurry to leave and his reported £55,000 a week wages could provide a further stumbling block.

Lennon has struggled to cement a first team position at White Hart Lane in the last few seasons. On his day he can destroy a full back but too often the 21-capped England winger is reticent to use his pace and his final ball has never been of the required standard.

Thirty-one career goals in over ten years as a professional tells its own story, while the move to a single striker upfront means he has less man in the box to pick out when he does get into a crossing opportunity.

Down the pecking list

Pochettino has preferred countryman Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli as inverted wingers, and Andros Townsend is ahead of Lennon for both club and country.

Lennon is ineffective operating from the left, so his role for Tottenham under Pochettino is limited and after the sale of long term Spurs servants Michael Dawson and Sandro, Lennon looks set to leave too.

However, this being Spurs the numbers have to stack up, hence why Daniel Levy turned down a £5.5million offer from UAE side AL Ahli, according to the Mirror. This was despite the Arab side offering £3million a year salary and a luxury Dubai lifestyle.

With Pochettino continued to evaluate his side, Lennon could push his way back into contention but the chances are highly unlikely.

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