Former Everton midfielder Ian Snodin told the Liverpool Echo that Aaron Lennon can hold his head high regardless of what happens over his future at Goodison Park.
Lennon is a Tottenham owned player and the paper states that Spurs expect a fee in the region of £9 million, if Roberto Martinez wants to sign the winger on a permanent basis.
Snodin suggests that would leave Everton’s hands tied over the matter, but feels Lennon can be pleased with the brief impact he’s had at the club.
“If Spurs are serious about the £9m tag that has been quoted then Everton need to go and look somewhere else,” he said.
“If the transfer doesn’t come off then Aaron will know that he could not have done much more. He has endeared himself to the Everton fans and really gave the team that spark when they needed one.”
Everton are one of the most historic clubs in the country and are one of the biggest in the Premier League, but they simply don’t enjoy the same financial resources that many of their rivals benefit from.
The Toffees are a very honest side with a manager in Roberto Martinez who will always try and get the most out of his players, as he looks to develop their natural attributes.
Everton may be hoping for a bit of give on the part of Spurs, but that’s unlikely considering Daniel Levy is one of the shrewdest chairmen in the Premier League.
He rarely caves in over the price of a player Tottenham are willing to sell as deals for Gareth Bale and Luka Modric amongst others have shown.
Lennon isn’t in the same bracket, but he’s someone Spurs won’t let go cheaply.