Some papers are today linking us with a move for Aaron Lennon this summer, with him playing a position we need to look at strengthening whether Cristiano Ronaldo moves on or not. I want Nani to be good but he hasn’t been this season and whilst I’m a big fan of Park, who is set to get an improved £50k a week contract soon, he’s not your typical winger.
On the occasions where Lennon has come up against Patrice Evra, who many would regard one of the best, if not the best, left backs in the World, he has run riot. Evra just hasn’t known where to go. Against Ashley Cole he has played well this season and when up against Clichy at Arsenal he scored an injury time equaliser. The lad has bags of potential and was shortlisted for the PFA Young Player.
Consistency is probably his biggest issue but aged 22 and not playing for a team filled with quality, he could certainly improve himself at United.
But do we want him?
Aside from any questions about his ability, the biggest turn off is the fact he plays for Spurs. I can’t stand to hear that hypocritical twat Daniel Levy mouthing off to the press about us. I don’t want to pay well over the odds for him as we’ve already paid them close to £50 million over the past few years. I’m not interesting in seeing the Dimitar Berbatov transfer story brought up again. If he was to hand in a transfer request and it was to be done clearnly and quickly, I’d be up for it, but I don’t fancy doing business with Spurs again any time soon. It’s messy and it looks bad.
Saying that, I think Lennon has the potential to be a great player for us and I love his nippy style and lightening pace. To think of him bombing down one with and Ronaldo, if he’s still here, going down the other, would be incredible.
The jury is still out for me. What do you reckon?