Jenas claimed: “A good friend of mine Aaron Lennon, for example, had an offer to earn big money in Dubai but he loves the Premier League and that's where he sees his career. Personally, I think that's the way it should be.”
There are no indications in the article as to when Lennon had this approach from Dubai, but he clearly turned it down as he remains in the Premier League.
The winger, still only 28, left Tottenham in January 2015, signing a loan deal with Everton until the end of the campaign.
He opted to sign permanently for the Toffees in the summer, and he has managed two goals and one assist in 12 Premier League games this season.
When Lennon was assessing his future at the beginning of this season, there were various offers on the table for him, and it is likely that the approach from Dubai was at this period of time.
He was not sold on heading permanently to Everton straight away, but Lennon opted to remain in the Premier League, with the Toffees offering a route to fairly consistent first-team football.
Jenas claims that Lennon wanted to stay in England as he loves the Premier League, and he sees his career in the top flight, with a few more years left to play at the top level of football.
Lennon may not have the talent of Alex Teixeira or Ramires, who have made big money moves to less respected leagues, and he has opted to stay in the Premier League to prove himself again in English football.