According to an exclusive from ESPN, Newcastle are considering a move for Everton winger Aaron Lennon.
The 30-year-old is out of contract in the summer and looks set to see his first-team opportunities limited following their £20m signing of Theo Walcott and Yannick Bolasie’s return from injury.
Lennon isn’t a player known for particularly impressive goal and assist returns per season, but he would add some much needed pace to our side. He also works hard and is a player with some much needed Premier League experience
He’s made nine Premier League starts with Everton this season, coming off the bench on six occasions – bagging two assists in his 15 league appearances thus far (no goals).
ESPN sate that ‘several’ Premier League clubs are ‘monitoring his situation’. With the former Spurs winger being out of contract in the summer, it is likely he could be available for a cut-price fee this month – meaning it’s the sort of deal you can imagine Mike Ashley being all over (if he does even sanction any permanent deals that is!).
I don’t think he’d pull up any trees and am not convinced a winger is the most important area to target (striker and number 10 needed), however I would not be against bringing him in to beef up our options ahead of our run in.
Allardyce has since responded to the rumour this morning and has not denied it. Here’s what he had to say and the Chronicle’s Mark Douglas’ say on it:
Lee Ryder states that NUFC have no made an approach ‘at this stage’, but does not rule out us making a move for the 30-year-old winger.
Let us know your thoughts folks – would you take Lennon?
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