Arnesen: Tottenham deal for Lennon as good as Ronaldo, Van Nistelrooy signings
Arnesen, who brought Lennon to Spurs, left for Chelsea before he could work with his signing but is still proud of the transfer.
"We paid about £500,000 for Aaron and he and Tom Huddlestone cost a combined £1.1million initially," said the Hamburg sporting director. "To sign him for that amount was a no-brainer. In January 2006, Arsenal did a £12m deal for Theo Walcott but we'd taken Aaron for much less. I saw him for Leeds at Watford and he didn't play his best but I could see the material - the pace, the dribble, the cross.