Former Spurs winger set for surprise move to Turkey

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Former Tottenham Hotspur winger Aaron Lennon is set to sign for Turkish side Kayserispor after leaving Burnley.

Lennon has represented the Lilywhites on 266 on occasions, which makes him the fourth highest for the club in the Premier League era just behind Ledley King.

The winger was a great servant for the North Londoners, wearing the colours of the club for almost ten years after joining from Leeds United in 2005.

The England international went on to have three years at Everton before moving on to Burnley in January of 2017.

The 33-year-old left Turf More when his contract ran out in June and did not feature for Sean Dyche’s men after the restart.

After his time with the Clarets came to an end, it appears that the former Spurs winger has decided to take a continental adventure making the switch to Kayserispor.

The Super Lig club, who are based in central Turkey, finished in 17th position last season but were spared from relegation after the league opted not to relegate sides due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Kayserispor president Berna Gozbasi announced on social media (via Lancs Live): “Big Kayserispor fans waiting for transfers. Signatures this weekend. Our work continues very efficiently. The last guest of the day is Aaron Lennon from Premier League.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Having become a Spurs fan during the 2000s, Lennon is a player that I would always remember very fondly. He was a typical Tottenham player in many respects as he was all about flair and making things happen whenever he got the ball. Over the years, there are very few individual performances I have enjoyed as much as seeing the Lennon rip the likes of Patrice Evra and Ashley Cole to shreds.

One could argue that the 33-year-old failed to live up to his potential as the last six years of his career since leaving Spurs have been extremely disappointing. However, I would argue that is also partly because the game moved away from traditional wingers (in a 4-4-2) and in favour of wide forwards. Lennon was not someone who could reinvent himself as a full-back as the likes of Ashley Young, Victor Moses and Antonio Valencia were able to.

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