It’s Sunday again, so it must be News Of The World time, and today the NOTW is saying that Newcastle want Aaron Lennon from Tottenham.
Aaron Lennon- Newcastle interested at Â£6M?
Kevin Keegan is said to be preparing a Â£6M swoop for the Spurs out-of-favor winger Aaron Lennon, who can leave the London club this summer.
The Newcastle manager is said to be a fan of the Chapeltown, Leeds born player who played a couple of seasons for his home town team, before moving to Tottenham in 2005 for Â£1M.
But the NOTW is saying he would be a replacement for James Milner, who is on his way to Liverpool, and we’re not sure that will happen.
Why would Newcastle buy Aaron Lennon to replace James Milner?
That’s hardly a big step forward for the club, and add to that the fact that Milner has been one of our best players for the last two seasons.
The news is that Blackburn Roversâ€™ David Bentley may be on his way to Spurs, so Lennon will be expendable.
The paper quotes a top Newcastle phantom source as saying:
â€œKeegan is convinced he can capture Aaron Lennon and revitalize his career.”
â€œThe lad’s disappeared off the radar at Tottenham under Ramos and the fact they are trying to sign Bentley shows Lennon is obviously surplus to requirements.”
â€œHe is from the North, too. He was born in Leeds and coming to St Jamesâ€™ Park would bring him back much closer to home.”
â€œAnd being at a club that wants him could be the boost he is looking for to kick-start his career again.”
â€œHe is lightning fast with great skill and likes to bomb forward down the flanks.”
â€œThat is the sort of player that Kevin Keegan loves and the boss is sure that he can get the very best out of Lennon again.”
â€œIt wasn’t long ago that everyone was talking about him as the new David Beckham for England.”
â€œHe burst on to the scene at the World Cup in Germany a couple of years ago and looked a sure bet.”
â€œBut he has found it tough to maintain that form and lost his way with club and country.”
“That is why the gaffer reckons Lennon will jump at the chance to make a change and get his career back on track again.â€
How true do we think this is?
It’s difficult to believe the story, and it looks like the paper put 2 and 2 together and got 5, and they don’t really have a good track record either, to say the least.
It makes little sense to us to replace Milner with Lennon – unless we get Â£9M for Milner from Liverpool, and get Lennon for at least Â£3M less than that.
Or unless Kevin thinks Aaron will fit his plans better for next season, with his faster style of play than James would.
And we should probably only sell Milner if he wants to move to Anfield.
Aaron is a good player so Â£6M might be a good cash deal for us, if we still kept Milner.
Why sell our good young players at this point?