Transfer Bin: Manchester United lining up swap deal for Tottenham winger

Aaron Lennon

Reports today suggest that Manchester United are interested in signing Spurs winger Aaron Lennon - but this ends up in our transfer bin.

Manchester United got back to winning ways this weekend with a 4-1 win over Aston Villa, with manager David Moyes in desperate need of a win after fans protested for him to be sacked after a difficult first season at Old Trafford since replacing Sir Alex Ferguson last summer.

Meanwhile, Spurs' shocking run of form against the top four continued with an embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Liverpool, who swept aside Tim Sherwood's men with ease as Tottenham looked short of ideas and confidence, leaving a top four finish all but out of the question.

Both sides are in need of a summer overhaul, with United set to spend heavily in order to get back to challenging for the Premier League title, whilst Tottenham could look to let some of their first team players go after a disappointing season that promised so much in the summer.

Those two needs could be married together as speculation today suggested that United wanted to bring England international Lennon to the club this summer - but this would be a wholly underwhelming move from Moyes and not one that would endear him to a United fan base that is desperate to see improvement.

Lennon, now 26, has failed to impress for some time now, and has made a living off his pace - but his final product has been consistently disappointing over the years, and is rarely an effective part of the Spurs attack. Whilst United may look to sell at least two of Antonio Valencia, Nani and Ashley Young and could need to bring in a winger, Lennon simply isn't an upgrade on any of them.

Additionally, the reports state that United are looking to swap Lennon for striker Javier Hernandez, who has failed to nail down a regular place in the first team this season. The Mexican may be a bit-part player under Moyes, but his value far exceeds that of Lennon, and this swap deal simply wouldn't balance out - should it go ahead, Tottenham would be the clear winners.

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