Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Lennon to Land New Spurs Deal

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Lennon to Land New Spurs Deal

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Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY

TOTTENHAM are poised to reward Aaron Lennon for the excellent start to his Spurs career by offering him a new long-term contract.

The 18-year-old's advisers are in talks with White Hart Lane officials about tying him down to the club for a further five years.

Lennon joined Spurs from Leeds for [pounds sterling]1million last summer on a four-year deal worth [pounds sterling]5,000 a week to the player.

But the winger has made such a big impact in his 13 first-team appearances that his representatives are hoping to negotiate a contract worth around [pounds sterling]15,000 a week.

Even though his current contract was only signed last June, Spurs have a policy of reviewing their top players' salaries in a bid to stave off predators.

Captain Ledley King is also in line for a hike if he can agree a new five-year deal.

Tottenham hope the contract offer will show their commitment to Leeds-born Lennon following rumours that he has struggled to settle in London and is homesick. …

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