Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino was coy when quizzed on the future of Aaron Lennon today.
According to quotes in the Daily Express, Pochettino refused to be drawn on whether Lennon would remain at White Hart Lane next season.
At the moment Lennon is taking in a loan spell at Everton, who are thought to be interested in making the move permanent, but Pochettino was keen not to discuss the 28-year-old's future in public.
“This is one thing more that we need to discuss with the club. I think now is not the moment to explain the decision," he said.
“I think it’s not the time because we have three games and when we finish the season we can explain our plan.”
Lennon has caught the eye at Everton, with regular game time helping to get him back on track, but it seems unlikely that he will be drafted back into the fold at Tottenham once his spell with the Toffees comes to a close.
Pochettino seems to have deemed Lennon surplus to requirements, with another wide-man reportedly on Tottenham's shortlist for the summer – as reported by the Evening Standard.
Alex Pritchard is also likely to come into Tottenham's first-team reckoning next season, after showing his class during a loan spell at Brentford, meaning Lennon's chances of breaking back into Pochettino’s plans look to be slim at best.
As a result, Lennon's current loan spell is a good opportunity for him, as he looks to put himself in the shop window. So far the England international has made 11 appearances for the Toffees, scoring twice.