Leeds United should be careful in their approach to lure Burnley winger Aaron Lennon back to Elland Road in the summer.
The Sun reports the Whites are interested in making a move for Lennon in the summer and could see him as key addition to their squad if they play in the Premier League next season.
While the experience and knowledge of the Premier League are certainly important attributes of Lennon, especially to a club like Leeds, Marcelo Bielsa and his management staff shouldn’t try and build their survival in top-flight football around him and rather use him as a mentor for the club.
Lennon is no stranger to the Yorkshire club having started his professional career at Leeds and will definitely receive a warm welcome back should he make the return after 14 years.
The 31-year-old, who has been at Burnley for about a year now, has struggled to keep up with the pace and relentlessness of the Premier League, while injuries have also started to take their toll on his fitness.
His time at Everton, prior to moving to Burnley, also didn’t really go as planned and he was somewhat lucky to be snatched up by Sean Dyche.
Bielsa should therefore use Lennon in a way that would only lift the performances of the players around him and help guide the team to new heights.
If Leeds were to really make a statement in the league then they should follow a similar route as Wolverhampton Wanderers and spend their money wisely on young and energetic players, who are eager to rise to the challenge of competing in such a tough competition.
Bielsa’s man-management has been superb since taking charge of Leeds and he has the capabilities of using a player like Lennon to the club’s advantage.
The manager should just be careful not to apply too much pressure and responsibility on the England international and should let him nurture the younger players in the squad.
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