Everton have signed Tottenham Hotspur winger Aaron Lennon on loan until the end of the season after Stoke’s bid was rebuffed.Roberto Martinez pounced in the closing hours of deadline day once Mark Hughes’ efforts were resisted. In the absence of an acceptable permanent bid, Tottenham indicated they were only willing to allow Lennon to move to a club they did not currently consider a rival for a Champions League position.Lennon’s career has stalled at White Hart Lane after 10 years in north London, but he is vastly experienced given he is still only 27.The winger has featured in two England World Cup squads, and his main problem throughout his career has been injury. He has been fit throughout this season but been unable to force himself into Mauricio Pochettino’s plans – a peripheral figure under the Argentine. He has started just three league games under the current Tottenham manager.Martinez needs reinforcements after losing Samuel Eto’o earlier in the transfer window. Although Lennon is not a direct replacement, the Everton manager wants to freshen up his attack with a wide midfielder. That has been a priority since the transfer window opened.