Premier League outfit Watford escaped relegation by the skin of their teeth as they failed to show any consistency in the previous season and finished just six points and one place above the drop zone, at the end of the last season.
The Hornets have since then appointed Marco Silva on a permanent basis and will look to make some progress this season and have added some decent players to their squad this summer.
They are still looking to strengthen their side for the upcoming campaign and continue to be linked with some exciting talent all over Europe. One such player now extensively linked with a move to the club is Everton star Aaron Lennon.
Detained in a hospital under the mental health act in the UK, Lennon is now back in training with Everton and is also ready for first team football but the recruitment drive at the Goodison Park has now left him with little space in the first team with his club this season. He looked sharp in the pre-season game for Everton and is now attracting interest from a number of clubs in England.
Birmingham City are also interested in his services but according to the Daily Mail, Watford have now made an official enquiry about the player and want him to move to the Vicarage Road on a loan deal for this season.
An established international
Known for his pace and strength on the wing, Lennon is a versatile player who can play in any of the roles in attack. A smart player with great spatial awareness, Lennon is a utility player who can walk into most squads in the second half of the points table from the previous season and will be a decent coup for Watford.
To add to his 21 international appearances, the 30-year old has 327 Premier League appearances with four different clubs in England and is one of the most established stars in England. At his age, he may yet be able to break into the national team with his experience and is a dependable and solid player to have in their lineup for the Hornets next season.
Chances in the first team
As already mentioned, Lennon has little chance to break into the first team at the Goodison Park and will have to search for a club that can offer him regular playing time and the Vicarage Road is a decent destination for him this summer.
The likes of Nordin Amrabat, M’Baye Niang, Roberto Pereyra, Mauro Zarate and Isaac Success can all play on the wing for Watford but neither of them has shown enough consistency to claim a first team place regularly next season. Lennon can play in the first team in place of any of those names and though he may not walk into the first team, will get enough chances to prove himself.
His strength and physical abilities bode well with Watford’s style of play and getting him on a loan deal makes a lot of sense for the Hornets as it is a move with little risk but with a great chance of some productive return.