If Spurs winger Aaron Lennon ever wants to play for England again, the Leeds native will resist the urge to head back up north to Hull, in spite of the obvious temptation to join former Lilywhites trio Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore and Michael Dawson.
The Mirror insists Lennon will leave north London if a club lodges a bid of around £7m, with the Tigers expected to bid for his services alongside Stoke and QPR. You can back Steve Bruce’s side to buy another Spurs player in January at 7/2 with bwin.
Hull’s Spurs connection has led to the red top’s belief that Bruce is in pole position to land the winger, but even with the lack of opportunities afforded to Lennon so far under Mauricio Pochettino, he would be better off staying at White Hart Lane.
The Lilywhites were 1-0 down at the KC Stadium last time out prior to the 27-year-old’s introduction just before the hour mark. They equalised two minutes later, with a winner coming through Christian Eriksen at the death.
Wingers aren’t having the best time of it under Pochettino; Andros Townsend has started just once in the Premier League since the Argentine took over and Erik Lamela still hasn’t notched a top-flight goal in 20 appearances, 11 of which have come in this campaign.
Eriksen has repeatedly been switched with Lamela at wide-forward, usually to little effect, meaning Nacer Chadli, who has scored six league goals this term, is the only Spurs winger to emerge with any credit so far.
Lennon must be close to a run of starts for the top-six chasers, and would be mad to swap the capital for a potential relegation battle under Bruce, especially considering the international plight of Livermore and Huddlestone.
Try as they might, even with England constantly short of quality in midfield, the pair cannot get a look in under Roy Hodgson, despite their near-ever present status in a side that shocked many by reaching the FA Cup final and breezing to top-flight safety last year.
Newcastle’s Jack Colback received a call-up ahead of Livermore and Huddlestone earlier this season, after featuring twice for a Geordies outfit that had one point from two Premier League fixtures at the time. Maybe Lennon should agitate for a move to Tyneside.