Reports today (Sunday) are suggesting that Liverpool are going to focus their attention on signing Aaron Lennon from Tottenham for £20million. When I first came across this rumour, I was thinking that maybe Liverpool are going to give up the chase on Stewart Downing and rather get Lennon, but that is not the case, Dalglish wants both wingers.
We have been crying out for some pace and width in our squad for a while now and if some how Liverpool are able to get both Downing and Lennon, that would solve all our ‘width’ problems. Lennon may not be the best winger in the game today but he does posses a lot of pace which is needed at times in a game when you are struggling to break a stubborn defence.
Lennon may not be the best crosser of the ball but that can be worked on. His major asset of pace will finally give Liverpool the opportunity to launch counter attacks which is one aspect of our game that has been lacking for a very long time.
Whether Lennon is worth £20million is another story. With the way prices are inflated in the market today, especially for English players, you really can not tell the true worth of a player. The other question to ask is if Harry Redknapp is willing to sell Lennon? Redknapp has said that he does not want to sell any of his star players, namely Bale and Modric but he may have to sell someone so he can have funds to spend this summer.
What do you think of this rumour? Would Lennon be a good signing for Liverpool?