As flattering as it might be for a young player to have a club with such a richhistory covet your signature, leaving Tottenham
for Anfield this summer wouldhave been a disastrous move.
Liverpool under Rafael Benitez are no abreeding ground for wingers because the Spaniard prefers his goal-shy strikersto do the work out wide.
Wing wizard: Aaron Lennon (left) of Tottenham is beats Blackburn's Martin Olsson
They are not a team either for players who thrive on the stability of a regularplace under the guidance of a manager who offers them support when things don'tgo to plan.
Look what happened to Robbie Keane at Liverpool.He may play in a different position but his dream move turned into a nightmarebecause of the way Benitez operates.
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His cold management style has to be the last thing an exceptionally talented butinconsistent winger such as Lennon needs.
Confidence is at least as important to being successful in his position as it isto a striker and he will be given the environment to gain that at Spurs.
The complete opposite to Benitez, Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is renowned forhis man-management skills and is perfectly placed to help Lennon fulfil hisenormous potential.
The 21-year-old wants to become an England regular and hisimprovements this season have made him shine brightly on the radar of FabioCapello.
Well done, Lennon, for having the sense to stay at Spurs. The five-year contract he signed today indicates that he is serious about his international aspirations.