According to reports coming from the Liverpool Echo on Thursday morning, Watford boss Marco Silva is considering a loan move for Everton winger Aaron Lennon this summer window.
The former Hull City manager is looking to stamp his own mark on the Hornets as they look to improve on their low finish last season, and he has singled out Lennon as the man to add impetus in the final third.
It is understood that Everton are happy to listen to offers to sign the 30-year-old on a permanent basis, but Watford are instead looking to negotiate a season-long loan deal for the upcoming year.
Does Aaron Lennon still have what it takes for the Premier League?
It hasn’t quite worked out the way it should have done for Aaron Lennon after bursting onto the Premier League scene at Tottenham all those years ago, enjoying an exceptional time in the capital.
During ten years at White Hart Lane he made 364 appearances, scoring 30 goals, and he was an exciting young prospect that was eventually awarded his full England debut back in 2006, going on to make 21 appearances for the national side and featuring in both the 2006 and 2010 World Cups.
But he never really managed to reach his ‘peak’ around the age of 26-years-old, and has since lost confidence and form and found himself struggling for action at Everton under boss Ronald Koeman.
After missing the final part of last season due to a stress-related illness, there were concerns that Lennon’s footballing career was over, but he has returned from his trials and tribulations a much better person and has even been impressing during Everton’s pre-season, scoring against FC Twente.
In doing so, he jas proven that he still has what it takes to impress on the biggest stage, and that he can still make an impact, so it is not hard to see why Silva is keen on taking him on for the season.
There is no doubt that he still has the raw pace and acceleration to cause problems in the final third of the pitch and, if he can work on his crossing and final product, he could be a lethal asset for Watford.
The Hornets were crying out for somebody to be a bit daring in opposition territory last season and for someone to take players on – after all they had the fourth-worst goal-scoring record in the Premier League (40) last year – and the 30-year-old could provide the creative spark that they have been needing.