Aaron Lennon Keen On Newcastle Move


The Evening Chronicle are reporting today that Aaron Lennon would be keen on a move to Newcastle United.

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Aaron Lennon – no approach yet from Newcastle

England winger Aaron Lennon is reported to be ready to jump at the chance to join Newcastle United – but only if Tottenham Hotspur are willing to sell him.

Aaron was born in Leeds, and seems to be willing to move north again, where at least he’ll be close to his family.

And after all, the boy is just 21, younger than Steven Taylor, James Milner or Charles N’Zogbia, so all his good years should be ahead of him.

Lennon seems to have done a lot in football for one still so young, and of course he should  improve as he gets older, especially with Kevin Keegan coaching him.

It is understood that Kevin  is keen on the player, as well as Newcastle’s recruitment executives, Dennis Wise and Tony Jimenez.

London agent Leon Angel represents both Aaron Lennon as well as our own Steven Taylor, and while talks have taken place about Steven’s new contract, no talks have yet taken place over Lennon.

Spurs are being linked with Blackburn’s England right- winger David Bentley, who is rated at around £15M, and if they are successful they are likely to be selling Lennon.

But quite honestly, we think Lennon is a much better buy at around £6M, or even more, and he’s the type of player that Kevin can improve.

Aaron is quick and direct and we can just see him now racing down the right wing on a Newcastle counter-attack – against Spurs.  😀

We’d like to see Aaron join Newcastle – he can be a very good player for us – and he fits the player blueprint of owner Mike Ashley almost perfectly.

Comments welcome.



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98 comments so far

  • The Entertainers

    Jun 23, 2008 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #1

    Its great to see the old Ronnie Gill getting another exculsive !

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 23, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Good news.

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  • Faustino

    Jun 23, 2008 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #3

    To get him would be to have some real pace in the squad for once.

    Problem is the rest of them would need written notice to keep up with him.

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  • BelgianSupporter

    Jun 23, 2008 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #4

    It’s a good player and he is young

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  • mozza

    Jun 23, 2008 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #5

    hope this isn’t wide of the mark

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  • Hadrian

    Jun 23, 2008 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #6

    “The policy of Mike Ashley, Wise and Jimenez to sign top young players is an admirable one, but what Keegan wants at the moment are ready-made players – and Lennon comes into this category.”

    what a load of shiite from our local rag , ready made ? the kids not outa nappys yet , got years before he’s ready made .
    not sure how flogging milner and buying lennon comes into this ‘youth policy’ we have going aswell.

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  • jarny69

    Jun 23, 2008 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #7

    i would luv 2 see lennon on the right wing, direct and quick!!! he’ll make full backs piss em selves lol

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  • Nev

    Jun 23, 2008 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #8

    meh …. the only thing going for him is that hes still only 21 … been pretty average ever since the world cup in 06

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  • TomPoon

    Jun 23, 2008 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #9

    Think he would be a good signing.

    Has the potential to be excellent, although will require keegans man management confidence building.

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  • The Entertainers

    Jun 23, 2008 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #10

    I still believe Lennon and Milner can play together. Milner seems ideal for a more central role!

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  • LukeNUFC

    Jun 23, 2008 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #11

    What a capture he would be. people say he isnt good enough, well he is he has had one poor season when the restof the spurs team was also poor.
    Id be a happy man if newc sign him, and kk will defo get the best out of him as he is an all out attacking player.

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  • danuneek

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #12

    He can’t do much than dribble, but, he’s probably the best we can hope for at the moment and he will add pace to our side with him and Charlie racing down each side. I prefer Lennon to Milner and dont forget a year or so ago he was looking like Englands best player. The other option is Wright Philips, thats if Scolari doesn’t want him. I hope there is a clear out at Chelsea with the likes of Bridge going cheap.

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  • 51times

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #13

    I wouldn’t mind him.

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  • AZ

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #14

    BREAKING NEWS

    chamakh has arrived at SJP with his agent !!!!!

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  • Faustino

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #15

    TBH Danuneek if Wise Jimenez etc. aren’t hanging round Stamford Bridge like a bad smell I’d be dissapointed. Has to be atleast one decent bargain comes out of that idiot taking over.

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  • The Entertainers

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #16

    Lennons a great example of how a youth policy should work.

    Few years ago Spurs bought an up and coming winger from Leeds for 1 million.
    Developed him and years later when they appeared to have out grown him they sell him for a reported £6 million.

    If Spurs can do this then why cant we?

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  • Kash2

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #17

    Class signing, it’ll be like having Keith Gillespie again on the right wing!

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  • TOOON

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #18

    Shay Given

    Haibb Beye – Steven Taylor – David Edgar – Jose Enrique

    Arda Turan – Nicky Butt – Aaron Lennon

    Andrei Arshavin

    Michael Owen – Oba Martins

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  • LeFrenchy

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #19

    Why would we want a player that made Steven Carr look good?

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  • Davies

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #20

    I like him. He’s quick and has time to learn the benefits of crossing, which for me is his biggest flaw as a player.

    I agree that he and Milner could hold up the right side of the pitch together with Milner in a more central position.

    Looks like good business.

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  • Ally

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #21

    Be decent signing, the one thing he brings is lightning pace, and thats essential these days

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  • mozza

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #22

    spurs may regret this if they sign bentley, i get the feeling he’ll choke on a bigger stage,overated

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  • Kash2

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #23

    Agree, Bentley has problems in his personal life and on the bigger stage he needs to be focused. Hasn’t performed for England yet!

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  • The Entertainers

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #24

    I’d love to sign Bentley and a bit puzzled as to why we are’nt throwing our hat into the ring (unless he only wants London).

    We seem to be linked with a lot of RW of late from Lennon, Pennant, SWP and Bentley has never been mentioned. He certainly has the best goal scoring record out of the bunch.

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  • Jimi

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #25

    Would be a good buy. Needs a new arena/challenge. Ideal player for Kev to improve.

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  • JP from The Rock of Gibraltar

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #26

    Nothing compared to Turan and Arshavin but hey.. he ain’t that bad and still young. Hope this isn’t Milner’s replacement if there is one.

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  • cooldj

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #27

    we were offered lennon for 1mil but souness turned it down as he thought it was too much of a risk.

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  • Ian

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #28

    Dont see this as a good signing at all, he has scored the same amount of goals, in the same number of games as Milner in the premiership (2) and hasnt been messed about like Milner has, Pennant has scored the same amount of goals in the premiership in 11 less games.

    We need people who score, his crosses are very poor too, while Pennant hangs on and waits for the best possible cross, I have seen many goals scored from perfect Pennant crosses but not from lennon crosses. I watch these players regularly as i like watching Keane and Torres so I know from watching most of their matches.

    I would hate to see lennon on our team, he will be another Dyer, some seem to like the fancy looking football but I cant stand it without an end product, Lennon has no end product.

    Milner and Pennant are both better in that position.

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  • mozza

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #29

    he only wants to play for a team with european football to offer

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  • mozza

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #30

    sorry bentley that is

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  • Leo

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #31

    so many people on hear are now saying that it will be a good signing etc, but a while back it was soo different form them… whats changed?

    it is exciting though to think that we might go back to the bobby robson style team of young fast players who love to get up the field with pace

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  • ToonDaft

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #32

    only a couple of years ago we were talking about him being a breath of fresh air in english football – he was looking incredible! ramos has hardly showed him much faith either – decent signing imo

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  • Mac

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #33

    Hey guys, Away on holiday i haven,t been on this site for nearly 2 weeks so imagine my excitement this afternoon when i couldn,t take it anymore. I had to come on and see first hand what strides forward Newcastle had taken in the transfer markets. NONE NOT ONE MY GOD AAAAAGGGGGHHHHHH. However i spent about an hour and a half reading all the speculation

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  • Faustino

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #34

    TBH Leo the change has to be because our list of rumoured interests from a month ago reads like a who’s who of Euro 2008 ‘stars of the future’.

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  • Gateshead Mag.

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #35

    agreed leo

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  • Gateshead Mag.

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #36

    Me mates just told me he’s seen Engelaar in Newcastle. Watch this space lads.

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  • Mac

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #37

    Ya mates a lunatic

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  • Bob

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #38

    Appreciate this as a lineup for next season

    Shay

    Beye Taylor Faye Zhirkov

    Engelaar Emana

    Arda Arshavin Lennon

    Chamakh

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  • Luke

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #39

    He’s fallen out of favor at spurs but there’s no doubt he has talent. His pace will be a breath of fresh air and I trust KK to better his game. Thumbs up, but no reason to sell Jinky Jimmy.

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  • Gateshead Mag.

    Jun 23, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #40

    He seen Joey Barton just before he signed.

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