Long-time Tottenham Hotspur winger Aaron Lennon has been on loan at Everton since January, and he's made his new boss quite happy over the past few months. So happy, in fact, that Everton manager Roberto Martinez has been quite vocal in stating that he'd be very willing to sign the pacy winger to a permanent deal at the end of the season.
"Nothing has changed. We are going to leave that conversation until the end of the season.
As it happens the last game of the campaign is a game in which Aaron cannot participate, so that will be the period that we can sit down with Aaron, see how he feels and just thank him for his efforts. From that point it's a three-way conversation and we'll see where it could take us.
This was a loan period with a really intense relationship. Aaron is enjoying his football, has been very, very important on the football pitch. The fans have seen he's an Evertonian that can fit really well with the football club and I'm sure that Tottenham will be very pleased with the manner that he has played. In a loan you need the three parties to be happy and clearly this one has been a real success so far."
These are pretty glowing words from Martinez, and this looks to be a situation that could work out perfectly for all parties involved. Lennon has made 11 appearances for the Toffees, scoring two goals. He's clearly been happy playing his football at Goodison Park this spring, and since Mauricio Pochettino is apparently willing to part ways with him, this would be preferable to having one of the longest tenured Spurs players at the club rotting on the bench. Tottenham finishes the season at Everton on May 24; the summer transfer window opens on Wednesday, July 1.
There are still lots of details yet to work out, such as transfer fee and wages, but at this point it sure looks like Aaron Lennon is likely to be playing his 2015-16 football in Everton blue.