White Hart Lane wideman set for exit.
Tottenham are willing to sell Aaron Lennon for £15 million this summer following a breakdown in his relationship with Harry Redknapp, Goal.com can reveal.
The Spurs manager is fed up with below-par performances from the England winger and is ready to listen to offers for him.
Lennon has scored just three goals in 42 matches this season and, although he has chipped in with eight assists in all competitions, only three of those have come in the Premier League.
His relationship with Redknapp has steadily deteriorated over the last two seasons following a string of disagreements, culminating in a barely concealed falling-out following Tottenham’s 4-0 Champions League defeat at Real Madrid last month.
The Spurs boss has become increasingly frustrated by what he believes is Lennon’s failure to respond to orders.
“Harry feels Lennon is not learning, not improving and not listening to instructions,” a Tottenham source told Goal.com. “He has been really disappointed by Lennon’s performances since the first half of last season and does not believe he is as willing to run at the full-back as he should be.”
One wonders who will make an offer for the England international. A number of sides are said to be interested in the former Leeds United man with the likes of Liverpool and Man City being the front runners in the chase to sign the 24 year old.
Aaron Lennon has had an up and down season and one can see why Harry Redknapp may be losing his patience with the speedy wide man. The pint sized winger continually fails to deliver decent crosses into the box and far too often makes the wrong decisions at crucial points in games.
After making 200 appearances for the North London side it could be time for Redknapp to offload the inconsistent Tottenham man as he looks to balance the books as they look likely to miss out on Champions League football for next term.
With top performers like Rafael Van der Vaart, Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Sandro being courted by Europe’s elite the White Hart Lane side must look to trim their expansive squad and selling Lennon may be a sensible decision to make especially if they can make upwards of £15m from the sale of a player that cost just £1m.