Experienced winger Aaron Lennon has stressed that he had to part ways with Everton in January in order to enhance his chances of earning sufficient playing time. The 30-year-old had found himself under additional competition after the arrival of Theo Walcott, and this encouraged him to pursue a fresh challenge with Burnley, for whom he signed on a three-year deal.
Speaking to the club’s official website, the England international admitted that he wanted to play more regularly, and this urged him to switch clubs midway through the season, he said: “I want to play, like everyone else, each week, and obviously it had to come to the time where you start to look it at and think ‘I’ve missed a lot of football in the last year-and-a-half maybe it’s time to move on’. And I made the right decision. I enjoyed my time at Everton. They are a great group of lads and have some good quality players. People will be probably look at them on paper and think they should be higher or have done better.” Continue reading “Aaron Lennon Explains Why He Left Everton For Burnley”→
Everton forward Oumar Niasse has shed some light on how Aaron Lennon helped him through some very difficult times at the club.
The Senegalese striker joined the Blues from Lokomotiv Moscow for £13.5million in 2016. He really struggled in the beginning failing to score in any of his first seven games. He had joined the Merseysiders during the middle of the season and Niasse found the unerringly lace of the Premier League too much to handle. Continue reading “Niasse praises Lennon for help during dark times”→
Troubled Everton winger Aaron Lennon is grateful for the “incredible” support he has received during his trying times. Since the player’s mental health issues became public news, numerous persons have shown support for the player and the case of mental health in sports has received prominence.
The Toffees star returned to training last week, after months in detention over his mental health status. The 30-year old is now focused on returning to the game after some time out.
“There is amazing help out there, and anyone feeling anything out of the ordinary should seek support. The support I have had from Everton, Spurs, their fans, football fans and concerned members of the general public has been incredible,” the player said.
He thanked the clubs, his family and everyone concerned for the help rendered during his trying times. The player moved to Goodison Park in 2015 from White Hart Lane. Since February, he has not played in the first team of Ronald Koeman’s, leading to some Western Sydney Wanderers transfer rumours, but he has confirmed that he will be staying put at Everton.
Koeman says he is happy that the player has resumed training despite “a hard time at the end of the season.” The player is currently working on getting back in shape after the time out.
Lennon was detained by the police due to the Mental Health Act but he is expected to make his full recovery and probably get some action when the season resumes.
Everton have made quite some business in the transfer market this summer. With the players that have come in ahead of their Europa League appearance in the coming term, it would be more competitive but Koeman could hand Lennon a role in local tournaments.
Premier League star Aaron Lennon is receiving treatment for stress related illness that stunned many. Many believe that with his wealth and fame the star should have been able to handle his issues. His state of health has prompted discussion about mental health in football, with more top Premier League figures commenting.
Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino says the club is trying its best to help the player as they have reached out to his agent and family. Pochettino says the players, staff and others at White Hart Lane cares for the winger as someone who played for almost a decade. Continue reading “MORE PEOPLE DRUM UP SUPPORT FOR AARON LENNON”→