Burnley announce return of former England winger Aaron Lennon on free transfer… then put him in starting line-up for Carabao Cup trip to Newcastle just 15 MINUTES later
- Burnley completed a free transfer for winger Aaron Lennon on Wednesday night
- The Clarets named Lennon in their starting line-up at Newcastle 15 minutes later
- Lennon was a free agent after being released by Turkish side Kayserispor
- The former England winger, 34, then spent pre-season at Turf Moor on a trial
Burnley announced the return of free agent Aaron Lennon at Turf Moor just 15 minutes before naming him in their starting line-up for their Carabao Cup trip to Newcastle.
The 34-year-old was a free agent after leaving Turkish side Kayserispor, where he made 36 league appearances without scoring a goal.
Lennon, a former England international, was at Burnley for two-and-a-half years between the winter of 2018 and the end of the 2019-20 season, making 55 appearances but playing just once.
Burnley announced the return of winger Aaron Lennon on a free transfer on Wednesday night
Lennon was drafted into Burnley’s starting XI for their Carabao Cup match with Newcastle
He will now take to the field on Wednesday night at St James’ Park after spending Burnley’s pre-season campaign on trial at Sean Dyche’s side, where he made appearances for the club’s Under-23 team. He has side a one-year deal at the club.
Lennon is Burnley’s third summer signing of the window after the arrivals of Wayne Hennessy and Nathan Collins, making the former England winger the second 34-year-old to join the club this summer.
The winger joins a very British and Irish-dominated Burnley squad, with only four out of their 23 first-team players – Chris Wood, Matej Vydra, Erik Pieters and Johann Berg Gudmundsson – not born in either the United Kingdom or Ireland. Burnley’s last foreign signing was a move for Steven Defour of Anderlecht in 2016.
Lennon spent two-and-a-half years at Burnley between 2018 and 2020, scoring just once
The Clarets are undergoing an overhaul of their entire club following the takeover of American owners ALK Capital earlier this year.
Burnley came into the opening weekend of this season without a technical director, chief executive, academy director and even head of communications.
Dyche’s side will be hoping for their first win of the season after losing their opening two matches of the Premier League campaign.
The Clarets suffered a home defeat to Brighton on matchday one despite taking the lead early on before being comfortably beaten 2-0 by Liverpool at Anfield last weekend.
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