Burnley sign Everton’s Aaron Lennon
Another Premier League deal has been completed on Tuesday.
Burnley and Everton have confirmed that former Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon has moved to Turf Moor.
Lennon has left Goodison Park after a little under three years at the club.
Burnley announced their latest signing as follows on their club website:
Lennon, 30, has joined the Clarets for an undisclosed fee and will wear squad number 25.
Lennon told Clarets Player HD: “Burnley was the club I wanted to come to and I can’t wait to get started. I’m looking forward to playing here. I have missed a bit of football in the last year or so and I just want to get back and play as much as possible.”
— Everton (@Everton) January 23, 2018
Joins Tottenham’s Georges-Kevin Nkoudou
Lennon is the second signing Burnley have made this January.
Earlier in the window Sean Dyche brought in French winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou on loan from Tottenham until the end of the season.
For the record, Burnley failed to secure an option to buy Nkoudou from Spurs at the end of the deal.
It’s interesting to note that both Nkoudou and Lennon operate in the same areas of the pitch.
Both these players help plug the gap in Burnley’s squad left by the injury to Robbie Brady.
Brady has been been ruled out of action for an extended period following a bad injury at Leicester.
The Irish midfielder has since had knee surgery which is likely to sideline him for the rest of the season.