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Aaron Lennon says no to QPR, Stoke transfers, will stay at Spurs

Aaron Lennon has waved off QPR and Stoke.

Paul Gilham

It looked like Aaron Lennon was on the way out of Tottenham Hotspur, with multiple Premier League clubs interested in signing him, but he has decided to stay at White Hart Lane, according to the Mail. Lennon will now begin a 10th season with Spurs.

Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City were heavily linked to Lennon all deadline day, with Harry Redknapp wanting to reunite with his former player and the Potters looking for wing help. Despite the natural fit at QPR, the deal never seemed to get off the ground and Stoke preferred Oussama Assaidi to Lennon so it wasn't as if it was just down to Lennon. There were other factors, but in the end, Lennon decided to put an end to it all.

Lennon won't be first choice at Tottenham, at least not to begin with. Nacer Chadli appears to have locked down the wing spot opposite Erik Lamela, but the Englishman will still see the field plenty. Spurs have multiple competitions and a bunch of matches facing them this season so they will have to use their depth. Mauricio Pochettino may not have made Lennon first choice, but he hasn't shunted the winger. Lennon looks a good bet to be second choice and at Spurs, second choice wis good for a fair share of playing time.