Stephen Warnock comments on Leeds' links with Burnley winger Aaron Lennon

Stephen Warnock of Leeds during Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Huddersfield Town at Elland Road Stadium on September 20, 2014 in Leeds, United Kingdom.

Championship promotion hopefuls Leeds United are reportedly keen to bring Lennon back to Elland Road from Premier League Burnley.

Burnley's Aaron Lennon during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley FC at Wembley Stadium on December 15, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Former Leeds United captain Stephen Warnock has encouraged his former club to bring Aaron Lennon back to Elland Road in the summer transfer window, while speaking to Football League World.

The Sun broke the news at the start of February that Marcelo Bielsa was looking at a potential deal for the veteran winger, who started his career in West Yorkshire but left to join Tottenham Hotspur all the way back in 2005.

It is understood that Lennon, who is now 31 years of age and playing his football at Burnley, could be tempted by a return to his boyhood club at the end of the current campaign.

 

And Warnock, who played for Leeds between 2012 and 2015, believes Lennon could be a fine addition on and off the pitch.

“It’s his old club, so he’ll know the area very well and he’ll know the club very well too,” said the former defender.

Stephen Warnock of Leeds during Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Huddersfield Town at Elland Road Stadium on September 20, 2014 in Leeds, United Kingdom.

“He would bring a lot of experience to the team, and when you look at the young players coming through, the amount they can learn from him will be incredible.”

A jet-heeled, pocket-rocket of a winger, Lennon made over 350 appearances during an outstanding spell at Tottenham, winning the 2008 League Cup and reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League with the North London giants.

And he remains as quick as ever even into his 30s, having joined Burnley following a spell at Everton.

Aaron Lennon of Everton during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at Wembley Stadium on January 13, 2018 in London, England.

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