Former Tottenham midfielder Aaron Lennon sealed a move to Everton on transfer deadline day, but it appeared that the England international was not too happy with the move. In his first pictures as an Everton player, he appeared glum and dull.
This led to a lot of comments as to whether the 27-year-old was not too happy at moving from London to Liverpool. Everton manager Roberto Martinez insisted that this was not the case and that the photographer was to blame for this controversy. He says that it is the job of a photographer to make the subject smile. Having failed to do so, he says that it is time Everton changed their photographer.
Lennon was a Tottenham player since his £ 1 million move in 2005. He has been part of numerous success enjoyed by the club in the last decade, but he has been pushed to a fringe role under the management of Mauricio Pochettino. After having been a regular first-team player as recently as under Tim Sherwood, Lennon was not too happy with his lack of first-team opportunities.
This led to a move to Everton, who have been struggling for form since the start of the campaign. The arrival of Lennon is expected to significantly improve Everton’s form.
“I know a lot has been said about that picture, I would change the photographer! He’s very happy. I would blame the photographer. Your job is to produce a nice smile!I see a different face, a focused face, one that was ready to train. It’s great to see how he’s adjusted to training.When you sign a player in January it’s difficult to get someone who is up to speed with their fitness in the league. Aaron is an incredible performer in this league. He’s got international experience,” said Martinez.