Everton boss Ronald Koeman has revealed that James McCarthy and Aaron Lennon missed out on their pre-season friendly against Sevilla due to fitness concerns.
The duo have been heavily tipped to leave Goodison Park with Leicester City and Watford seemingly keen in their services. Koeman has been open about the club’s unfinished transfer business this summer, but he dismissed speculation surrounding the above-mentioned duo. The former Southampton coach highlighted that the pair were not physically ready to tackle the Andalusian outfit, who came away with a 2-2 draw from Merseyside.
McCarthy has fallen down the pecking order over the past year, and he currently faces the prospect of competing with the likes of Morgan Schneiderlin, Davy Klaassen, IdrissaGueye and a young Tom Davies in central midfield. Meanwhile, Lennon faces a quite similar prospect on the wings with Wayne Rooney and Davy Klaassen having brought him to add more quality in the ranks. Lennon has been linked with a potential move to Watford in recent days, but Marco Silva’s side are yet to make a formal approach for his signature. Continue reading “Ronald Koeman delivers update on Aaron Lennon following Sevilla friendly”
Everton is expected to boost its squad ahead of their continental competition in addition to the local ones next season.
Manager Ronaldo Koeman would likely bring in an attacking and central midfielder, a defender and a striker.
Davy Klaassen of Ajax is one of the top players on his list, according to reports. Everton would have to shell as much as £21 million to land him. The 24-year old has numerous admirers but it would be difficult to lure him from the Dutch side. The midfielder scored 20 goals in all competitions this season. If Ross Barkley eventually leaves as it is being rumoured, Klaassen would be the perfect guy.
Southampton’s DusanTadic is another star linked with Goodison Park. When Koeman joined the Saints in 2014, Tadic was the first signing. He is a key player for Southampton but Koeman can appeal to him if he wants. The 28-year old could be the ideal candidate if Barkley leaves and Aaron Lennon does not return. Continue reading “KOEMAN MIGHT SIGN PLAYERS FROM FORMER CLUBS”
Everton midfielder Aaron Lennon says that he will not sulk despite losing his place in the first team in recent weeks.
Lennon was brought to the club in the summer of 2015 by former boss Roberto Martinez. However, he has struggled to become a first team regular under the regime of Ronald Koeman. The Dutchman was appointed as the manager of Everton in the summer. Since then, Lennon has been in and out of the starting lineup and it has really affected his form. He has so far not contributed any goals while coming up with only one assist.
After an extended absence from the first team, Lennon finally managed to complete 90 minutes of football in the recent 1-0 loss against Liverpool. This is the first time he has been able to finish a league game. Known for his pace, Lennon would be an ideal candidate to provide strikers like Romelu Lukaku with ammunition. Continue reading “Lennon Would Not Sulk Even without First-Team Opportunities”
Everton former boss Roberto Martinez assured that the midfielder Aaron Lennon’s current form is good enough to make him an incredible asset for England squad at the last Euro 2016 this year.
The England international netted five impactful goals in his 25 Premier League appearance for Everton with 17 starts last season.
The 29-year old, capped 21 times, last played for his country in their friendly victory over Brazil in February 2013, but his ex-coach, Martinez still insists he remains a valuable option for the tournament in France which Portugal won with 1-0 after extra time in the final against the host, France.
“Obviously it is not down to me but I get the opportunity to work with Aaron day in, day out, and he is such an important player,” said Martinez when questioned about Lennon’s international chances. Martinez should know better having coached the player during his time at Everton.
“We all know the quality he brings – the pace, the one on one ability, the work-rate, the understanding. That experience he has is invaluable. There are other players in that position, but I think he is showing he can be of incredible value to any squad and clearly for his national team he could be a real help.” Continue reading “MARTINEZ RECOMMENDS LENNON FOR ENGLAND”
The FA Cup win over Chelsea has not only made Everton confident about reaching the semifinals of the competition, but it has also made them fearless according to winger Aaron Lennon.
The former Tottenham man has been getting more first-team opportunities since his move to the Merseyside on a permanent deal in the summer. The 28-year-old has already made more appearances in the league than he did with Tottenham – across all competitions – in his final campaign with the club. The regular first-team football that the player has been getting is starting to show in his end product.
Lennon has never been a prolific scorer. Instead, he has primarily been a creator of chances. It is not surprising that he has never scored more than five goals in a full campaign. However, he has already created his best ever season by scoring six with Everton. He did not score against Chelsea, but he did score in the last two games. The goals against Aston Villa and West Ham have improved his confidence, but it is yet to translate to the whole team. Everton continue to surrender many points as a result of defensive lapses. The latest of the same came in the 3-2 loss against West Ham United during last weekend. Continue reading “Chelsea made Everton and Aaron Lenon confident”
Aaron Lennon is not keen to make a call on his future in a hurry. He would be waiting till the time the pre season transfer window is open.
The 28-year old is unwanted at Tottenham and he has already been made aware of that by the club management.
If he stays in the ranks of the Spurs, it’s more than likely that he will have to sit out for the entire duration of the next season.
It’s believed a couple of clubs including Everton had approached Tottenham enquiring for Lennon, but, the talks couldn’t go ahead because of the heavy transfer fee that was demanded.
As the reports suggest, the Spurs want nothing less than 8 million Pounds for Lennon.
Lennon would love to go to Everton as he had been able to find his lost touch there in the latter parts of the previous season and had had decent success finding the net a couple of times in 14 matches.
But, at the moment, he is not forcing the issue. He knows if he waits a little bit, Tottenham will have no option, but, to drop the transfer fee that they are demanding, otherwise, they will put themselves in danger of not getting even a penny for him as his contract is going to expire next summer. Continue reading “Aaron Lennon is not keen to make a call on his future in a hurry”