Aaron Lennon, the diminutive speed merchant who has given Tottenham Hotspur countless memories during his lengthy run at the club, looks to be taking the first step toward his inevitable departure. Multiple outlets, including ITV, are reporting that he is on his way to Hull City on loan for the rest of the season, bolstering Steve Bruce's squad in what surely will be a relegation fight. There are other #batcountry rumors swirling that there could be a swap of wingers between Everton and Tottenham: Kevin Mirallas coming south, Lennon going north.
That Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochetinno has not used Lennon at all during an incredibly congested schedule of fixtures makes this all believable. Erik Lamela was injured for three weeks, and he was still unused. Clearly, his time at the Lane has come to an end, and this is the logical step for a footballer who is somehow still only twenty seven years old.
I'm going to miss him, though. Generalizing greatly here, everyone should miss him. There were times when he was absolutely unplayable, and I always looked forward to his bi-annual roastings of Patrice Evra. I have openly wished in the past that he would be sold to Serie A so that tradition would live, but, alas, it was not to be. If this is goodbye, I'll remember him well.