Everton midfielder Aaron Lennon might return to his boyhood club, Leeds Unite, when the January window opens as he struggles in the Premier League.
The Yorkshire-born player has spent almost a decade in the Premier League, and it seems the 29-year old might eventually find his way out. He used to be a good dribbler and the pace he had gave the edge when he faced Premier League left backs.
When Spurs former manager Andre Villas-Boas arrived at the club, Lennon had to give way, as the coach preferred an inverted winger, which Lennon was thought incapable. This forced Lennon to move to Everton. He has been decent, and last term under Roberto Martinez, the player really blossomed. Lennon is not really known for his goalscoring, but he really helped the team from his position – the right wing midfield.
Under Martinez, Lennon was able to break his record, as he netted six times all season. However, since Robert Koeman took over, the manager has been keen on wide positions that have seen him prefer players like Gerard Deulofeu and Kevin Mirallas. Yannick Bolasie has done well to pair with striker Romelu Lukaku, and he remains the preferred option ahead of Lennon.
Koeman lost out in the race to sign Moussa Sissoko but he is targeting out-of-favour Manchester United star Memphis Depay. With Leeds hoping to get a promotion – they are in the play-off spot – the Yorkshire-base club would offer Lennon regular playing time while he contributes to their promotion bid. He would likely be among the outstanding players in the English Championship if he is dedicated. Garry Monk is focused on playing quality football at Leeds, even as they struggle to get the required goals. Lennon would at least help their chances if he does not actually score more goals.