Released Burnley winger Aaron Lennon states intent to continue playing

Released Burnley winger Aaron Lennon has stated his intent to continue playing in a farewell message to Clarets fans.

By Chris Boden
Monday, 13th June 2022, 12:30 pm

The 35-year-old took to social media to say his goodbyes after a second spell with the club came to end end, with his contract to expire at the end of the month.

He is among 15 professionals who will leave the club, along with captain Ben Mee, James Tarkowski, Phil Bardsley, Dale Stephens and Erik Pieters, and Under 23 players Joel Mumbongo, Richard Nartey, Anthony Glennon, Ethen Vaughan, Sam Unwin, Anthony Gomez Mancini, Calen Gallagher-Allison, Joel Connolly and Harry Allen.

Lennon made 32 appearances last season, scoring twice, after rejoining the club following a season with Kayserispor in the Turkish Süper Lig.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 30: Aaron Lennon of Burnley scores their sides first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Burnley at Old Trafford on December 30, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

And the former England man posted: “It’s been a pleasure once again, thank you to everyone at Burnley FC.

“I wish all associated at Burnley all the very best.

“Great club, enjoyed my time there!

“Looking forward to my next mission, ready to go again!”

Bardsley, whose wife Tanya had already revealed her husband was leaving the club after five years, added: “My time at Burnley is over, I would like to thank all the staff, my team mates and the fans for the last five years, it’s been an absolute pleasure, met some fantastic people and friends for life.

"I would like to wish you all the very best for the future UTC!!!

"I feel fit and excited for my next challenge and look forward to getting back on the pitch!!!”

Bardsley had been expected to link up with good friend Wayne Rooney at Derby County.