Aaron Lennon
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Aaron Lennon
Position:
Midfield
Caps:
21, England *
Signed from:
Spurs
Date signed:
02/02/15
Transfer fee:
Loan Deal
Debut:
Contract duration:
6 months
Contract expires:
00/00/00
Born:
Leeds
D.O.B:
16/04/87
Height:
Nicknames:
* as at: 02/02/15

Winger Aaron Lennon joined Everton on loan from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur in February 2015. 

An England international with 21 caps when he arrived at Goodison Park, the 27-year-old brought with him a wealth of Premier League experience, having made over 260 top flight appearances for the White Hart Lane outfit. 

Starting out at hometown club Leeds United, Lennon became the Premier League's then youngest ever player in 2003 when he made his senior bow aged just 16 years and 129 days. Two years earlier, aged 14, he had been the youngest ever player to sign a boot sponsorship deal.  

He went on to turn out 43 times for the Elland Road side but, a year after their relegation to the second tier, earned a Premier League return, joining Spurs for a fee of £1million in July 2005. 

Lennon's performances subsequently saw him nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year award on three occasions, while he also helped Spurs defeat London rivals Chelsea in the League Cup final of 2008. 

After representing England at Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 level, a senior call-up came in the summer of 2006 as he was included in the Three Lions squad for the World Cup in Germany. 

After making his international debut in a warm-up match against Jamaica, Lennon went on to appear twice in the tournament as England reached the quarter-finals. Four years later, he again made the squad as his nation exited in the round of 16 in South Africa. 

Lennon managed 17 appearances for Tottenham in 2014/15 prior to arriving at Goodison Park, including six in the Europa League - outings which therefore made him ineligible to represent Everton in the knockout stages of the competition in 2015.