Max Aarons has signed a new contract with Norwich City that will keep him at the club until 2021.
This is very good news because Max is a real prospect. He joined the Canaries in 2016 from Luton Town and despite being only 18, spent most of last season in Matt Gills’s U23 Development Squad.
He made 22 appearances at all levels last season and also played his part in the U18s march to the FA Youth Cup Quarter Final. Most impressively though, Max Captained the U23 side for the last four games of the season.
So who is Maximilian Aarons?
Predominantly, he is a pacy right back, which is excellent news for the first team squad because other than Ivo Pinto, that is an area that we are short in.
As we saw with Jamal Lewis (born in Luton) last season, if you’re good enough, you’re old enough. Lewis started the season injured but had made a lasting impression on Daniel Farke in pre-season, something that Max has his mind set on too.
“A first big professional deal is what I’ve been working towards since I joined the Club” he told Canaries.co.uk
“I’m really glad that it has come at this time. The season went really well and especially towards the end of the season to be captain as well, it was really special.
“This is the next step and I’m looking forward to testing myself at the next level.”
“I can’t wait to get back into pre-season. Flying out to Germany is something I’m looking forward to so hopefully we can have a really good pre-season.
“It’s down to me to impress in pre-season and the main aim for me is to push towards the first-team and hopefully I can do that.”
As I say, this is very good news because it means that Max is progressing nicely. Whether he goes out on loan next season or comes straight into the first team squad, I expect we’ll see soon enough.