Tottenham Hotspur winger Aaron Lennon has agreed to join Everton on loan through the end of the 2014-2015 season, the clubs announced on Monday.
The deadline-day deal will strengthen an Everton squad looking to turn around its fortunes in the second half of the season. The club, which hoped to challenge for a place in one of next season's European competitions, currently sits 12th in the Premier League, four points behind 11th-placed Newcastle United.
This is the first time the 27-year-old Lennon has left Tottenham on loan since joining the club as a teenager from Leeds United 10 years ago. In that time, he has made 364 appearances for the North London club, winning the Football League Cup in 2008 and capturing the club's Player of the Year award for the 2008-2009 season. Lennon struggled for regular playing time this season, however, as he has only made 17 appearances across all competitions for Spurs.
Lennon represented England at the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups, and has amassed 21 caps since his first call-up in 2006.