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Aaron Lennon joins Everton on loan

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Aaron Lennon is heading to Everton on loan. Tottenham Hotspur confirmed the deal, which will see the out-of-favor move to a club where he could play more.

Over the last week, it looked like Lennon would go to Hull City. The Tigers were in on him, but then Lennon apparently decided he didn't want to go there over the weekend and that deal was scuttled. Stoke and Everton spent deadline day battling for him and, clearly, the Toffees won out.

There is no official word on whether Everton have an option to buy, but most expect that to be part of the deal. The rumored Hull deal included that, while several reports insisted that the Toffees would also have it. Odds are that it would cost Everton about £7 million.

Lennon fell out of favor with Mauricio Pochettino and was relegated to a bit of bench duty, pushing him to find a new club. Lennon had a few bright moments on the season, but not many, and he struggled even more often. The 27-year-old has been a Spurs player since 2005 so seeing him put on a new shirt will be odd, but it is time that this happen because Tottenham and Lennon are not a match anymore.