Report: Aston Villa open talks over signing Aaron Lennon, permanent move discussed

Aaron Lennon

Aston Villa are reportedly pursuing Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon.

According to the Daily Mail, Aston Villa have opened talks with Tottenham over a deal to sign winger Aaron Lennon in a £5m move.

Villa have brought in a host of new players this summer already, including winger Scott Sinclair - but it seems that manager Tim Sherwood still wants another wide option.

The Daily Mail report that Villa have now opened talks with Tottenham over a deal to sign winger Aaron Lennon, who seemingly has no future at White Hart Lane.

Spurs boss Pochettino confirmed to the Daily Mail earlier this week that Lennon - and striker Emmanuel Adebayor - doesn't feature in his plans going forward, which had been assumed ever since he joined Everton on loan in January.

The 28-year-old wide man is an outcast at Tottenham, and now the Daily Mail report that Aston Villa have opened talks with their Premier League rivals over a permanent move to sign Lennon.

The deal would involve a £5m fee, with Sherwood looking to add some pace to the final third; which Lennon would certainly provide on the right hand side.

Lennon can still be a threat in the Premier League, as seen during his impressive loan spell with Everton in the second half of last season.

Tottenham are unlikely to put up any sort of resistance to selling Lennon to Villa, where he would reunite with his former Spurs boss Sherwood in what could be an ideal move for all parties involved.

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