Long-serving Tottenham midfielder moves to Premier League rivals

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Everton have confirmed on their official Twitter account that they have completed the signing of Tottenham Hotspur winger Aaron Lennon.

The England international spent the second half of last season on loan at Goodison Park and managed to demonstrate his class during a tricky spell for Roberto Martinez’s side.

Having fallen out of favour under Mauricio Pochettino, it is little surprise that he has ended his decade-long spell at White Hart Lane, even if the move has only been confirmed in the dying moments of deadline day.

The winger impressed in a more central role for Martinez last term, and while he may not be a starter at Goodison Park, he may prove to be a valuable addition to the Toffees’ ranks.

Martinez, as reported by the club’s official Twitter handle, expressed his delight at having secured the purchase: “We are delighted to welcome Aaron back to Everton. He will immediately add to our squad and to the ambition we have as a club.”

28-year-old Lennon arrived at Spurs from Leeds United in 2005, starring for England at the 2006 World Cup 12 months later.

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While he never truly reached the heights at international level, the wideman was influential as Tottenham qualified for the Champions League during the 2009-10 season, before starring alongside Gareth Bale and Luka Modric in the elite European competition itself.

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