Everton have completed the signing of Aaron Lennon from Tottenham Hotspur on transfer deadline day, according to reports from the Daily Mail.
The 28-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from White Hart Lane for much of the summer, with West Ham United also keen on the England international.
However, after spending the second half of last season with the Toffees, Lennon decided to rejoin Roberto Martinez’s side by signing a permanent three-year deal.
And the manager was delighted with the acquisition, saying on the Everton official website: “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.”
This has capped a rather fine transfer deadline week for the Merseyside Blues, in which they managed to ward of Chelsea and their millions for star centre-back John Stones while securing the capture of Argentinian defender Ramiro Funes Mori in a £9.5million deal.
Earlier in the summer the Toffees also completed the return of Gerard Deulofeu from Barcelona, and will be confident of finishing higher than last season’s disappointing 11th.