Tottenham's reported plan to sweeten Everton over Mirallas: Will it work?

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The London Evening Standard has reported that Tottenham Hotspur could offer Aaron Lennon to try and sign Kevin Mirallas.

The London Evening Standard has reported Tottenham Hotspur could use Aaron Lennon as part of a deal to land Kevin Mirallas from Everton.

The Daily Telegraph broke the news that Spurs had been knocked back over an initial enquiry for Mirallas, with Mauricio Pochettino keen on trying to tempt the Belgian to White Hart Lane.

The Standard suggests that Spurs are desperate to try and offload Lennon before the end of the month and they’d arguably have a better chance of landing Mirallas if they put a readymade replacement on the table in the form of Lennon.

Lennon, like Mirallas, can play down either flank and he’s the same age as Mirallas, which suggests it would be a like for like swap with Everton losing nothing in terms of pace and penetration from wide areas.

What Spurs are battling against is an entrenched determination from Everton boss Roberto Martinez to keep hold of his best players and Mirallas definitely falls into that category.

He’s brushed off speculation surrounding the likes of Ross Barkley and John Stones in the past and is likely to do so again if pressed over Mirallas’ future in the near future.

In the case of Barkley, he was quoted by Sky Sports ruling out a transfer earlier this month.

Mirallas also isn’t out of contract this summer (according to transfermarkt.com), which means the Toffees are under no pressure to do any form of deal if they don’t want to and it could be the case they’ll look to extend Mirallas’ deal over the second half of the season.

It’s a perfectly reasonable suggestion on the part of the Standard but whether Everton would take Lennon, who has struggled to play regularly under Mauricio Pochettino this season, in exchange for one of their best players is extremely doubtful.

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