Aaron Lennon finally left Spurs to join Everton yesterday evening for an undisclosed fee thought to be in the region of around £4.5m.
Lennon signed for Tottenham in 2005 and was a loyal servant playing 364 games over ten years, which puts him in the top 30 players with the most appearances for the club.
From the moment that he made his Spurs debut as a teenage substitute against Chelsea it was clear that he was an extremely exciting player. His pace and direct style made him a favourite at White Hart Lane and though he was often criticised for what he wasn’t good at – scoring and quality of crosses – those in the know appreciated how hard he worked and his defensive abilities.
Lennon only scored 30 goals in his time at Tottenham but one in particular remains in the mind. Here’s his equalising goal in the dramatic 4-4 draw against Arsenal. It was one of the best nights to be a Tottenham fan in recent memory and it was little Aaron who applied the finishing touch.