Burnley have agreed a deal for Everton midfielder Aaron Lennon, according to multiple reports.
Lennon, 30, could find first-team opportunities with the Toffees limited following Theo Walcott's arrival from Arsenal and the return of Yannick Bolaise, with sources telling ESPN FC that Newcastle were considering a move for the ex-England man.
The careers of many legendary footballers have been effectively defined by World Cup years: Think Pele, Diego Maradona, Ronaldo or Zinedine Zidane.
Theo Walcott has not attained the status of the aforementioned quartet, but Everton's new signing is another whose career has worked in this manner. The exception is that the 28-year-old never actually played a minute at the World Cup, yet the key watersheds in his career have nevertheless been 2006, 2010, 2014 and, now, 2018.
LIVERPOOL -- Theo Walcott says he consulted with Wayne Rooney prior to his move to Everton and insisted how the prospect of working with Sam Allardyce again was a key factor in his decision to leave Arsenal.
Muddled recruitment has cast a long shadow at Everton, with countless millions squandered in recent transfer windows. For better or worse, the irony of this lavish and misguided spending is that the present solution appears to be spending even more.
With Theo Walcott the latest addition, arriving from Arsenal this week for a fee in the region of £20 million, manager Sam Allardyce will hope Walcott and fellow new signing Cenk Tosun can bring a dormant attacking unit to life when Everton welcome...