Aaron Lennon joined the Leeds United Academy at the age of 14 in 2001. Also, the speedy winger set a record as the youngest player to have his boots sponsored when Adidas snapped him up at the age of 14.
Ex-England international winger Aaron Lennon was delighted for compatriot and former teammate Jermaine Defoe after he was confirmed as a coach at Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month. In addition to his coaching role with the Spurs Academy, Defoe was also named as an ambassador for the North London club.
Burnley winger Aaron Lennon is on course to return toPremier League football scene for the Crystal Palace game this weekend after recovering from the illness that forced him to miss the last Premier League clash at leaders Chelsea just before the just concluded international break.
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Tottenham star Gareth Bale is one of those players who are expected to have a big task on their hands in deciding where to play their football next season. The attacker who is currently spending this season on loan from Real Madrid will see out his loan deal at the end of this season but it still does not look like he has decided where he will be playing in the coming campaign.
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Kayserispor winger Aaron Lennon initially started his career as a loan player before it was made permanent for a fee of around £4.5m in the summer of 2015.
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Premier League winger Aaron Lennon decided to move out of England for the first time in his football career last year when he signed for Turkish Super League club Kayserispor. Kayserispor signed English winger Aaron Lennon on a free transfer at the start of this season after he left Burnley at the end of his contract in June 2020.
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Aaron Lennon has urged people with mental health issues always to seek help as he revealed his ‘tough times’.
The former Everton winger was detained under the Mental Health Act in May 2017 after having a stress-related illness. The forward opened up about his mental health problems in an emotional message and wrote on Twitter that 2017 had been a year he will never forget, and there are many people he wants to specially thank for making the year-end in such a great way.
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According to Aaron Lennon, he has made a complete recovery from the illness that happened because of the stress. Because of this illness player was away from football two years ago under the Mental Health Act. Lennon believes that there are many players present who are struggling with the same issue silently. They are suffering from anxiety and depression. He said “I am saying this because I have spoken to some players in this matter and offer them the required advice.”
“When I talked to them, they were keen on knowing what I faced through time and where to get help. They are still playing with some clubs but don’t want to share their pain with anyone I understood their problem because I have been in the same situation and I can relate with them. My message to players who are looking encountering this situation is a lot of support is available for them that can bring big difference in their life. The person treated me at the time I was in a similar situation helped me and started feeling better just after 10 minutes of treatment.”
Lennon shared this at the launch of Burnley in the Community project. The project was for addressing rising depression levels and suicide among teenagers. The intent of this project is to peep in student’s life and know about problems they are facing related to anxiety and depression. With experts, students can sit and talk to them about issues they are facing and experts prevent the situation worsening, something that Lennon can relate and define.
Lennon said “I am not the kind of person who can easily ask for help. At least I was not kind of like that person two years back. I was looking for help but was not able to share with people.”
Burnley midfielder Aaron Lennon said that he is preparing himself mentally for the next season. He said that the last season has been quite tough for him as he has faced several injuries and that he wants to be ready ahead of the next season.
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Premier League side Burnley FC launched the Community’s School’s Mental Wellbeing Project at the Shuttleworth College in Padiham last week.
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