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Burnley sign Aaron Lennon from Everton for an undisclosed fee

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Burnley have completed the signing of Aaron Lennon from Everton for an undisclosed fee.

Lennon, who made 15 league appearances for Everton this season without scoring, was surplus to requirements after the £20m signing of Theo Walcott from Arsenal.

The 30-year-old joined Everton from Tottenham in 2015 and scored nine goals in 77 appearances.

“Burnley was the club I wanted to come to and I can’t wait to get started. I’m looking forward to playing here,” Lennon told Burnley’s website (www.burnleyfootballclub.com).

“The club is moving forward and I want to hopefully play a part in that to keep it going in that direction. I think I’ve still got a lot to offer. I am only 30 and I still want to play at the highest level.”

The former Tottenham winger missed most of the second half of last season and was detained under the Mental Health Act over concerns for his welfare in April.

The winger said he was keen to get his career back on track and help Burnley finish in the top half of the table.

“I have missed a bit of football in the last year or so and I just want to get back and play as much as possible,” Lennon said. “I’ve never had an easy game against Burnley and this year they have done fantastic. They deserve to be where they are.

“The team has done brilliant. There are 14 games to go and hopefully we can kick on and maintain a place in the top half, which would be brilliant for the football club.”

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