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Aaron Lennon could be ideal Kevin Mirallas replacement

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If the reported price-tag is to be believed, the on-loan Tottenham winger should be high on Everton's summer shopping list

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After some impressive recent performances in an Everton shirt, talk has already begun about the possibility of turning Aaron Lennon's loan from Tottenham into a permanent deal.

Chris Bascombe of the Telegraph is reporting that Tottenham have put a price-tag of £6million on Lennon, which actually represents decent value if you consider the transfer fees of other English players in recent seasons (Jack Rodwell £10million, Matt Jarvis £10.75m and the only and only Andy Carroll £35m to name a few!)

The 27-year-old was solid if unspectacular in his first few games for Everton following his deadline day move from White Hart Lane, not helped by the fact he has been playing in a desperately out-of-form team.

However, his displays over the past fortnight suggest he is starting to feel at home in an Everton shirt.

He was named man-of-the-match against Newcastle, arguably one of Everton's best performances of the season so far (granted, there is little competition on that front). Then on Sunday he grabbed the winner against QPR to top off another action-packed display that saw him make an impact at both ends of the field.

Lennon was full of energy, helping to support his full-backs when defending as well as using his natural pace to burst forward on the counter-attack. Luckily he is also an intelligent footballer with a good sense of positioning, meaning he doesn't just run around like a headless chicken.

That was demonstrated by his winning goal on Sunday, with Lennon occupying a central position, in space, ready to pounce on Seamus Coleman's cross.

His versatility, intelligence and pace means he suits Roberto Martinez's favoured 4-2-3-1 formation, while also offering natural width to stretch teams that seek to sit back and pack the defence.

With Kevin Mirallas currently injured and/or in a sulk with his eyes already on a summer move, Everton would do well to bring in Lennon as a replacement.

Both players have different attributes granted and on their day I would say Mirallas is the better player. But he is also frighteningly inconsistent and much more likely to go missing when it counts.

If Mirallas is on his way as widely expected the hope is that Everton will make a decent profit on the £6million they paid Olympiakos in 2012.

That could go towards a permanent deal for Lennon and have some change to spare - most of which should go towards signing decent defensive back-up for John Stones and Phil Jagielka.