Aaron Lennon joins Burnley from Everton

Aaron Lennon has signed a two year deal at Burnley
Aaron Lennon has signed a two year deal at Burnley

Burnley Football Club has confirmed the signing of English international Aaron Lennon from Everton.

Lennon, 30, has signed a two-year deal with the Clarets for an undisclosed fee. He will wear squad number 25.

The England international ends a two-and-a-half-year stay at Goodison Park, following a successful loan spell on Merseyside from Tottenham Hotspur during the second half of the 2014/15 season, to become the Clarets’ first permanent signing of the January transfer window.

Speaking after his unveiling, Lennon said, “Burnley was the club I wanted to come to and I can’t wait to get started. I’m looking forward to playing here.

“The club is moving forward and I want to hopefully play a part in that to keep it going in that direction.

“I think I’ve still got a lot to offer. I am only 30 and I still want to play at the highest level.

“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.

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“I’ve never had an easy game against Burnley and this year they have done fantastic. They deserve to be where they are.

“Hopefully I can help the side continue that and have a good end to the season.

“The team has done brilliant. There are 14 games to go and hopefully we can kick on and maintain a place in the top half, which would be brilliant for the football club.”

Before joining Everton on a three-year deal in September, 2015 Lennon spent a highly productive decade with Spurs, having started his career with hometown club Leeds United.

The Yorkshireman came through the youth system at Elland Road before becoming the then-youngest player to appear in the Premier League when he made his first-team debut at the age of 16 years, 129 days in August, 2003.

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