The top ten Spurs players of the decade: #7.

Aaron Lennon

One of the signings of the decade in my opinion. Bought from Leeds for just £1 million, Lennon has became a key player for the club. He has made 124 appearances for Spurs, scoring 14 times. Known for his electric pace and direct running, Lennon is one of Tottenham’s most exciting players and has also taken great strides in his search to become England’s first choice right winger.

Lennon has florished at the Lane

Whilst he has been one of the clubs better players in the last three seasons (subsequently being nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year three times in a row), Lennon has attracted some criticism from both Tottenham fans and other supporters. His much maligned final ball is focused upon relentlessly by both the fans and the press, and other people have also raised fears about his poor form in front of goal. Lennon has done his best to silence his critics in the last few months and has been in the form of his life, scoring two late winners for Tottenham and impressing for England in the 5-1 thrashing of Croatia. Most pleasingly though has been his crossing in the last few weeks. It has come on a great deal and has given us a great deal of threat when we attack from the wings, especially when Peter Crouch is preferred to either Robbie Keane or Jermain Defoe.

Numerous man of the match performances for Spurs led to an England call-up against Croatia

Aaron Lennon’s place in the Tottenham squad is undoubtedly safe and the winger also looks like he might well have just become Fabio Capello’s first choice number 7. I sincerely hope he gets his chance, Lennon is an attacking, thrilling winger and will always create opportunities once he starts running with the ball. In an excellent move, the club also offered the youngster a new contract to the player in March 2009, which ties him to the club until 2014. A new contract was a wise move from Mr.Levy, as Aaron Lennon has a very bright future ahead of him.

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