The news Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino has sent Aaron Lennon to train with the under-21 squad has brought about an unhappy response from supporters.
The Mirror report Lennon is being permitted to use the facilities at Hotspur Way, but not join in first team training, as the club attempt to sell him.
The report claims Everton are interested in his signature, but they are not willing to pay Tottenham's £9 million asking price, leaving the winger in limbo.
In the same boat is Emmanuel Adebayor, but his omission is little surprise considering Tottenham's well publicised attempts to sell him.
Lennon however is one of Tottenham's longest serving players, and the general feeling among fans is he deserves to be treated better.
The 28-year-old has 364 appearances for the club to his name after signing from Leeds United nearly a decade ago, scoring 30 goals and providing more than 70 assists.
He has one year left of his Spurs contract remaining, and was loaned to Everton at the end of last season, scoring two goals in 14 appearances.
A move is in his best interests, but Tottenham's asking price is currently preventing this. He is now seen as a former England international, and needs to play regularly if he is to have a chance of adding to his 21 caps.
The reaction from fans suggests Pochettino has made a poor move in his treatment of Lennon, but at the same time there is acknowledgement from some that the entire picture is unclear, and whether behind the scenes discussions have contributed to the situation.
Here is a look at what supporters had to say via Twitter in response to the news being reported...
Lennon frustrated many a fan, even my dad but to banish him to the U21's bit harsh either he has been a very naughty boy or an idiot #COYS— Mafs (@Mafs42) July 23, 2015
Lennon training with the kids is bang out of order. He may be surplus to requirements, but he has been a loyal servant for a long time #THFC— Ash (@COYS1986) July 22, 2015
Over 300 appearances and lennon gets treated like adebayor. Pochettino is out of order.— Paul Messer (@messerp1) July 22, 2015
Shame the way Lennon is being treated at spurs being made to train with the youth team. Liked Lennon decent and hard working.— adam paine (@adampaine1) July 22, 2015
The way Aaron Lennon is being treated is disgraceful.— Sean culley (@CulleySean) July 22, 2015
Why da hell is Lennon training with da kids!?. Fix Up Poch Fix Up!!— Del (@spurs683) July 23, 2015
Sorry but Poch needs to learn some respect. Aaron Lennon deserves better than being lumped in with Adebayor. https://t.co/qvHoXTRojt— Yidvids (@YidVids2) July 22, 2015
Even if don't rate Lennon ten years service deserves more than to train with the u21s I can't quite get me head around this POCH????— tony harrington (@aydoneymang) July 22, 2015
Shocking treatment of Aaron Lennon, Really disappointed in Poch and co if true.— ALEX. (@LAMPER_) July 22, 2015
Ade can go train with the reserves but a bit harsh on Lennon. Obv been giving Poch some lip in training— CJW (@luckster29) July 22, 2015