Chelsea and Arsenal are reportedly monitoring the situation surrounding Max Aarons closely, with the youngster signing a new Norwich contract recently.
According to the Eastern Daily Press, Max Aarons is drawing interest from the Premier League. Chelsea and Arsenal are both monitoring the Norwich youngster, who has recently been rewarded for his displays with a new contract by the Championship outfit.
Max Aarons joined Norwich in 2016 from Luton Town and has since gone through his paces at the club before progressing past the different age groups and the Reserve side to break into the first-team. The 2018-19 campaign has been a breakthrough season for them so far, with a total of 9 appearances for the senior side, with even a goal to show for his efforts.
The 18-year-old recently signed a new Norwich contract, one that extends till 2023, becoming the latest of three players at the club to sign an extension. While it is great news for Norwich, his performances are starting to draw interest from the Premier League, with Arsenal and Chelsea monitoring Aarons closely.
Arsenal might be looking to reinforce their wide defensive line in the upcoming transfer window(s). Nacho Monreal is likely to be phased out of the squad, which leaves Sead Kolasinac as the only quality option on the left. As far as guarding the right flank is concerned, Hector Bellerin has no able deputy in place, which is a cause for concern for Unai Emery.
Chelsea could have similar problems in the near future. Left-back Marcos Alonso is being linked with a move to Spain while Davide Zappacosta could grow tired of playing second fiddle to Cesar Azpilicueta on the right.
Aarons has a fledgling career in front of him, something Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke chose to highlight talking to the club’s official website.
“From the first moment he was with us he has improved each and every day, his consistency in his performances is outstanding. He’s just 18-years-old, it’s outstanding at such a young age with such good performances, I hope we can develop him further.”
As Farke hopes to develop Aarons further, Arsenal and Chelsea will be looking at his situation closely and could move for him, perhaps in the coming summer. Aarons will not mind. But, for now, the focus should remain solidifying his status within the Norwich squad.