Everton are interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur’s Aaron Lennon, according to a report.
The Mirror claims that Everton manager Roberto Martinez wants to sign a winger, and that the England international “at the top of his list”.
However, according to the report, the Merseyside outfit will have to sell first to raise the £7 million transfer fee that Spurs want to let go of the 27-year-old on a permanent basis.
It has been also claimed that Everton could strike a loan deal with Tottenham and guarantee them that they will sign Lennon on a permanent contract at the end of the season.
Lennon is one of a number of players Tottenham are looking to offload in the January transfer window, and it does make sense for the former Leeds United star to leave White Hart Lane.
The 27-year-old has featured in only nine Premier League games so far this season, creating nine chances and having a pass accuracy of 85% in the process.
Although Lennon has looked good on occasions with his pace and direct running, he does not appear to remain consistent or impress manager Mauricio Pochettino that he can bring something extra.
One suspects that with playing time likely to come hard by for the rest of the season, Lennon could be tempted to move to Everton if an opportunity comes up.