Norwich City are set to extend the contract of “Star Man” Max Aarons for the third time in just over a year, according to the Daily Telegraph’s John Percy.
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) July 9, 2019
Norwich are currently in the middle of a golden era after winning the Sky Bet Championship title last season which coincided with the emergence of Aarons, Ben Godfrey and Todd Cantwell. Jamal Lewis was already the club’s established left-back.
This follows hot on the heels of new deals for Christoph Zimmermann and Emi Buendía and is going to be the latest move by the Carrow Road hierarchy to tie down this golden era of players to long-term deals.
By signing these players to such long deals, and five years is a very long contract in football, the club are protecting themselves against the bigger clubs of the world who might take a fancy to some of our players.
The reality is though, City will probably have to sell some of these lads in a year or so’s time but if that does happen then at least they will go for prices at the top of the market and In Aarons’ case that could be in the region of £40-50m.
Tyrone Mings has just been sold for around £25m and Aaron Wan-Bissaka went for £45m+.
They’re both English.
The good news just keeps on coming, doesn’t it?! These deals are arguably the best business that Norwich have done all summer.
Now where’s Super Mario’s new deal?