Report: Tottenham Hotspur still rejecting bids for this winger

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Aaron Lennon was the subject of recent interest from the Middle East, according to reports.

Tottenham Hotspur are still rejecting bids for Aaron Lennon, according to the Sunday People.

The newspaper claim that United Arab Emirates side Al Ahli tried to sign the winger last week, as their transfer deadline only closed this Thursday gone.

The bid is said to have been around the £5.5 million mark, with Lennon offered £3m a year in wages.

Spurs, however, did not entertain the offer and seem determined to keep the 27-year-old at White Hart Lane.

Lennon has been at Tottenham for an impressive nine years but has only started one Premier League game so far this season.

  TeamPosDribbles WonChances CreatedAppsMins
Aaron Lennon Spurs MF 2 2 4 107

As Opta stats show, the winger has played only 107 league minutes and won just two dribbles and created two chances in that time.

Yes, Lennon offers Spurs something different in that he is a direct, pacy wide man. But should Mauricio Pochettino let him go if he doesn't plan to use him?

For today's clash against Pochettino's old side Southampton, the 27-year-old was not even on the bench.

Tottenham's participation in the Europa League means they may want to keep as many players as they can in their squad - but will Lennon be happy with a bit-part role in Europe's second-tier competition?

This could have been his chance to leave for first-team football but now the winger will have to wait until January if he wants to secure a move away from north London.

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