As ever, Norwich City players continue to be linked with big money moves to “bigger” clubs than their current one.
One player that has been constantly linked with a move to Spurs, for example, is Max Aarons.
Even with the change of manager from Mauricio Pochettino to Jose Mourinho, paper talk suggests that Tottenham have been interested in Aarons for quite some time.
Aarons has only just turned 20 and does not yet have two full seasons of football under his belt. He is though, widely regarded as a massive prospect with a big future in the English game. If you’ve watched him regularly at Carrow Road then you’ll know that is absolutely spot on.
Aarons has also played at U21 level for England in the last year and only Declan Rice (2,610), Trent Alexander-Arnold (2,550), Dwight McNeil (2,534) and Aaron Ramsdale (2,520) have managed more minutes as an U21 player than Aarons (2,430) in the Premier League this season – it’s worth noting that Max is at least a year their junior too.
There is no doubt that Aarons is a long-standing target for Tottenham but a report over the weekend suggests, in fact assures it’s readers that Spurs manager, Jose Mourinho has personally spoken to Aarons, informing him how he’d like him to join Spurs this summer. You can read that article here via France’s Soccerlink.FR
A quick Google Translate tells us this:
We are able to assure you that José Mourinho personally contacted the Norwich City player to bring him to Tottenham to compete with Serge Aurier.
Tottenham’s historic rival Arsenal is also interested in the player, the club having long sought an alternative to Bellerin in the right lane.
It is still early to know where the young player will go next year, one thing is certain, Norwich City should yield many of their talented young players and among them the young Max Aarons, ready to reach the highest level.
Unless Norwich have given Spurs permission to talk to Max, then that is not legal. However, we all know that it goes on, all the time.
Whether Norwich can keep hold of Aarons and their other young starlets is unknown at this point. Much may depend on which league they are playing in next season as well as whether or not financial losses from the COVID-19 pandemic mean they have to sell to recoup losses during these unprecedented times.