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Aaron Lennon leaves Spurs for Everton

Lennon has joined Everton. Credit: PA

Aaron Lennon has joined Everton from Spurs on a three-year deal for £4.5m.

The nippy 28 year-old winger spent the second half of last season on loan at Goodison Park after seeing his first team opportunities at White Hart Lane restricted.

Manager Roberto Martinez told

We are delighted to welcome Aaron back to Everton. We know we are getting a player our fans know inside out. He had a major role in the second half of our season and we're looking forward to Aaron kicking on and continuing to enjoy his football, as well as being the productive player we know he can be.

He is well-respected in the dressing room, his experience in the Premier League is immense and he will immediately add to our squad and to the ambition we have as a club.

– Everton manager Roberto Martinez



Spurs boss motivated by 'revenge' against Stoke

Mauricio Pochettino is confident Tottenham will this weekend exact revenge on Stoke after defeats home and away last season.

Spurs don't have a great record against Stoke. Credit: Reuters

During a topsy-turvy first season at the White Hart Lane helm, one of the undoubted troughs for the former Argentina international came in November's home clash with the Potters.

That 2-1 home defeat was Spurs' third loss in four league games and led pressure to mount on Pochettino - a sticky period he survived and moved on from, leading the club to the Capital One Cup final and a fifth-placed finish.

Stoke once again exposed the north Londoners' soft underbelly before the season was out, though, winning 3-0 in May, giving Pochettino even more motivation to triumph when the sides meet again on Saturday.

Pochettino said:

It's true the last two games that we played at White Hart Lane and the Britannia Stadium we lost, but it's a good opportunity to take our revenge.

It's a different season, we're happy with our performance - disappointed with the result - against Manchester United but I think the way we played, our performance was good.

We need to show on Saturday that we deserved more.

– Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino

Spurs striker spotted at airport heading for Spain

Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado is returning to Spain to sign for Villarreal, according to a tweet from his team mate Erik Lamela and Spurs fans Soldado bumped into at Gatwick Airport on Thursday.

Soldado scored 7 Premier League goals in 52 games. Credit: PA

Soldado, 30, who cost Tottenham a then club record fee of £26m when he joined them from Valencia two years ago, failed to reproduce the scoring form for Spurs he had previously shown in Spain, with just 16 goals in 76 matches in all competitions.

He scored only one Premier League goal last season, and seven in all and although he remained popular with the fans for his never-say-die attitude, he never adapted to the greater physical demands of the English game.

Lamela's tweet all but confirmed Soldado's departure wishing him all the best at his new club.

The tweet came after Spurs fans posted pictures of themselves with Soldado at Gatwick Airport early on Thursday with the Spanish striker reportedly confirming to them he was flying out to sign for Villarreal.

Spurs meanwhile, are reportedly close to completing the 12 million pounds signing of Cameroon international Clinton Njie from Olympique Lyonnais, with the 21-year-old striker having a medical in London this week.

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