Burnley have confirmed the return of Aaron Lennon, who went straight into the starting lineup for their Carabao Cup clash against Newcastle United on Wednesday.
Lennon has been looking for a new club since Kayserispor released him at the end of last season. He has now found that new club – and it is one of his old ones. After previously playing for Burnley between 2018 and 2020, he is now back at Turf Moor.
The winger, who earned 21 caps for England between 2006 and 2013, has been training with Burnley recently and has now been awarded a role in the squad.
In fact, he has gone straight into the lineup for their EFL Cup second round tie against Newcastle.
Lennon is the Clarets’ fourth summer signing after Nathan Collins, Jacob Bedeau and Wayne Hennessey. The club have not confirmed any contract details, simply revealing that he is a Burnley player once more.
In his previous spell with the club, Lennon made 55 appearances and scored one goal.
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We are delighted to confirm that winger Aaron Lennon has agreed a deal to return to Turf Moor as a Burnley player 👊 pic.twitter.com/1DgAl9soJc
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Prior to that, he rose through the ranks with Leeds United, before earning a transfer to Tottenham Hotspur. He remained in north London for a decade before joining Everton on loan, in a deal which eventually became permanent.
It was following his stint at Goodison Park that he signed with Burnley first time around, fulfilling a two-and-a-half-year contract.
The 34-year-old will be aiming to make an instant impression on a side that is yet to win this season.
Burnley make new Cornet offer
While the return of Lennon may not be the biggest, it should be a useful operation for Burnley.
Even so, their fans may gain more satisfaction from the signing of Maxwel Cornet, who has emerged as a major target.
The Lyon wide man, who emerged as a winger but has become a full-back, is Burnley’s top target as the transfer deadline approaches.
Earlier this week, we exclusively revealed the latest on the situation.