Burnley's Aaron Lennon admits he nearly left Everton in August

General view as the inside of Goodison Park is seen prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Burnley eventually got their hands on the Everton winger last month.

Scott Arfield of Burnley is replaced by Aaron Lennon of Burnley to make his Burnley debut during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on January...

Aaron Lennon has admitted he came close to leaving Everton for Burnley in August.

Lennon, who eventually made the move across Lancashire last month, was reported by the Daily Mail to be interesting Burnley on deadline day last summer.

And in an interview with the Lancashire Telegraph, the 30-year-old has revealed for the first time that a deal was indeed close.

"I think it was the right time for me to move," he said. "It was very close in August. It nearly happened but we just couldn't get it over the line.

Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley shows appreciation to the fans prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on January 31, 2018 in Newcastle upon...

"I was really happy that the gaffer [Sean Dyche] came back for me. Thankfully it all went through and I'm really excited to be here."

Lennon spent three seasons at Everton, but only started 11 games in the first half of this campaign - the final one of his contract.

And after the £20 million capture of Theo Walcott in January, the Yorkshireman was finally allowed to leave Goodison Park, along with 20-year-old winger Ademola Lookman, who moved to RB Leipzig on loan.

Manchester City's Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson (C) saves a shot from Burnley's English midfielder Aaron Lennon (R) during the English Premier League football match between Burnley and...

Lennon made his Burnley debut in last week's draw against Newcastle United and impressed on his first start against Manchester City at the weekend.

The former England international has signed a deal until 2020 at Turf Moor.

Is Lennon's exit to Burnley a good move for all parties?

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