Everton's Aaron Lennon hopes move can help his England chances

Aaron Lennon

The winger completed his permanent switch from Tottenham just before the transfer deadline.

New Everton winger Aaron Lennon has set his sights on revitalising his international career after completing a permanent move from Tottenham Hotspur, according to an interview with the Liverpool Echo.

Lennon spent the second half of last season on loan at Goodison Park and made a pretty good impact on Merseyside as he injected some fresh life into a side that was struggling for form when he arrived at the club. 

During that period he found the net twice from 14 appearances and impressed Roberto Martinez so much he made the switch permanent this summer after returning to Tottenham.

Lennon has been out of the England picture for some time now, partly down to the 28-year-old's lack of regular first team action in the past couple of years at White Hart Lane, but that is likely to change from now on.

He's quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “I didn’t have a good run of games for the last maybe couple of seasons until I came back up here, but hopefully if I can get a great run of games in the team and get a good run out it’s definitely my aim to try and push for an England spot again.”

It may be a while before Lennon gets himself up to speed as he goes on to say that he hasn't played much during pre-season, though he does feel in pretty good shape.

Evertonians should welcome the comments from Lennon, as he is only going to get a call up for the national side with consistently good performances for his club.

His last appearance for England came in a friendly win over Brazil in 2013, so there is a lot of work for Lennon to do to get back into the international fold. In the weeks ahead he needs to get up to speed and show he can impress. By helping Everton, he can help himself when it comes to his chances with England. 

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