Why Aston Villa's move for Aaron Lennon would be great business

Aaron Lennon

The 28-year-old England winger is unwanted at White Hart Lane, with reports stating that Tim Sherwood is keen to bring him to Villa Park.

Aston Villa's reported pursuit of Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon may only be the transfer murmurs of the Mail, at least until further news comes out from either club that a move may actually be on the cards, but there are a lot of reasons why the switch would be a fantastic piece of business by Tim Sherwood should it come off.

Lennon's availability and reported £5 million price is a reflection of the fact he is out of White Hart Lane boss Mauricio Pochettino's favour heading into his final year of his contract, but there are few doubts about his temperament, often a reason why such quality players are discarded.

The former Leeds player has been a regular Premier League player over the last 10 years, playing 364 matches for Spurs over what has generally been a successful period of sustained finishes in the top six.

Much has been made of Lennon's crossing and finishing down the years, but in reality, that has only stopped him from becoming an absolute top class player, he has already proved that he has enough in his game to be at the level below that, which would still make him one of the best players in half of the sides in the Premier League.

Sherwood had Lennon heavily involved in the first team squad during his short spell in charge of the Londoners in 2014, with the blistering pace of the 28-year-old utilised down the right flank.

He knows that the England international still has something to offer at his age, and with Lennon on board, the club would have genuine pace in attacking positions, alongside the likes of Gabby Agbonlahor and Scott Sinclair. With Sherwood not convinced by Carles Gil, even though the Spaniard may be given some chances next season, and Charles N'Zogbia ending the campaign on the right side of midfield, Lennon would represent a significant improvement in that position.

The Spurs man made just two Premier League starts under Mauricio Pochettino last season, before being shipped off to Everton where the England international reaffirmed his quality in a 14-match loan stint that saw him score a couple of goals - double the amount he managed the season before.

If you look at the the price of English players nowadays, especially those that have been a successful at a top six club for the last few years, then Villa would struggle to do better than signing Lennon for the £5 million the Mail have said he could go for.

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