Date: 19th July 2020 at 11:21am
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Norwich City’s full-backs, Max Aarons and Jamal Lewis are in demand according to reports in the Sunday transfer gossip columns.

Aarons is being linked with a £20m move to Wolves according to the Sunday Mirror, while Lewis is being linked to Stoke City by the Belfast Telegraph – both reports are discussed in detail by the EDP.

The prospect of a move to Wolves would, on the face of it, seem a good one for Aarons, although he seems unlikely to displace Matt Doherty as the first choice right sided wing-back but he has age on his side and is still far from the finished article. The price quoted seems reasonable enough in a season that has seen both Aarons and Lewis struggle at times in the top flight.

The link to Lewis seems slightly out of left-field with it seemingly being because Stoke are managed by Lewis’ former international manager with Northern Ireland, Michael O’Neil.

I’m sure that O’Neil would love to sign Jamal but a move away from Norwich who will surely be one of the promotion favourites to a club like Stoke, who are only just safe from relegation with a game left, seems a backward move to me. Plus, I’d be surprised if Stoke would be willing to pay a similar fee as that quoted for Aarons in the Championship, for a left-back.

There is cover for both players in the form of Sam Byram and Sam McCallum, should transfers be sanctioned although surely, you can forget the Stoke link.

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2 Replies to “Norwich Defenders In Demand (Surprisingly)”

  • Wolves transfer policy is basically players who are not british. Why? Because you get way better players. Ruben Vinagre for example was big name outside britain, Max Aarons is nowhere near his level. Jamal Lewis to Stoke is first realistic transfer news considering Norwich players, Norwich will likely get about 500k. Sam Byram was 750k and he outplayed Lewis until got injured. Norwich are in same player market as every team in world, no one is going to pay 10 or 100 times more for player because they play in Norwich. Max Aarons 20 million is completely unrealistic, you are talking about championship level player. Aarons has plenty to prove so very surely is best to him, Godfrey and Cantwell to just play next season in Norwich. They get regular play time there and have possibility to become better players.

    Wolves targets have often been portuguese national team players, would Aarons to be selected to Portugal national team if it would be possible? If Norwich football fans and journalists answers is yes, then it explains all these made up unrealistic rumors. To british Bruno Fernandes was nobody in football world until he happened to move to Manchester United. Now he is like some kind of football god, no he isnt but he has proved again something what we outside britain have known all the time.

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