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Superior finishing means Spurs will get better of Everton swap

| 22.04.2015

He may wear glasses, but nobody can ever accuse Spurs chairman Daniel Levy of being short-sighted when it comes to club’s transfer business.

The White Hart Lane top dog sent Aaron Lennon on loan to Everton in January, despite the former England international’s departure leaving the Lilywhites with just three out-and-out wingers in the first-team squad.

But, as the summer’s silly season approaches, it is that move which could play a significant part in the north Londoners landing a long-term transfer target of their own.

Lennon has suitably impressed Goodison Park boss Roberto Martinez to convince the Spaniard he needs the fleet-footed winger on a permanent basis, with that want likely to aid Levy in landing the Toffees’ own Kevin Mirallas.

The Belgian has grown unsettled at Everton this season and has been in and out of the side as a result.

Should the pair swap clubs as expected this summer, which of them would be getting a better deal? Our head-to-head comparison has the answer:


Although the duo are evenly matched in most categories, even tying as far as assists since the 2012/13 season are concerned, it’s the greater goal output Mirallas provides which makes Spurs the biggest beneficiaries of any deal.

Lennon has never had a reputation as a goal scorer, indeed pace is the first and only attritbute that springs to mind upon hearing his name.

On the other hand, Mirallas has proven himself to be a consistent goal threat since arriving from Olympiakos three seasons ago, scoring six times in each campaign.

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Matt Wiggins

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