Everton manager Roberto Martinez told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT what he noticed about Tottenham Hotspur owned Aaron Lennon from his first day with the club.
The winger linked up with the Toffees during the winter transfer window and is on loan with the club until the end of the season.
“Since day one he’s come in and he’s shown an incredible appetite and he’s got really close to the players and to the club,” said Martinez.
“I thought against Newcastle he played really well and from that point I didn’t want him to lose that feeling.”
“He looks like a player who has been at Everton for years.
It’s unclear at the moment whether the Toffees will have a realistic chance of signing him on a permanent basis at the end of the season.
Tottenham have used Andros Townsend as a wide option on the right hand side, with the idea that he can cut inside and rain shots on goal.
However, Lennon is the obvious option for Mauricio Pochettino if he wants to revert to a classic role for his wingers next season.
All Everton have to do is show and stress why they are a better proposition for him than the North Londoners.
Martinez just needs to keep him in the side while he’s playing well and the feelings of natural hunger and desire are going to grow considerably over the rest of the season, working in Everton’s favour.