Arsenal are reportedly set to wage a transfer battle with local rivals and current favourites Tottenham in pursuit of Norwich City defender Max Aarons.
The Daily Mail have report of Arsenal’s emergence as a suitor in pursuit of Max Aarons. The Norwich City defender has been earning plaudits for his performance in the 2019-20 Premier League and is now set to be in the midst of a North London transfer tussle between Arsenal and Tottenham.
The report labels Tottenham as the favourites to land Aarons, with the player previously being linked with Spurs as well. But, Arsenal have submitted an enquiry for Aarons while the likes of Everton and West Ham United have also expressed an interest in the Norwich City star.
Max Aarons is one of the many youngsters who are key components of the exciting Norwich City first-team setup. The 20-year-old has been one of the first names on the Norwich team sheet in the Premier League, with 19 league appearances to boot so far. His athleticism and technical ability have seen him garner attention from the top clubs.
Arsenal have Hector Bellerin and Ainsley Maitland-Niles to fill up the spot at right-back. But, Bellerin hasn’t impressed in ages and Mikel Arteta needs athletic, springy full-backs for his footballing philosophy. As far as the left side is concerned, Sead Kolasinac and Kieran Tierney are available, but Arteta could look to bring in someone more defensively equipped compared to Kolasinac.
Tottenham have Danny Rose and Ben Davies on the left and the likes of Serge Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters for the right-back position. But, Jose Mourinho needs more quality options in the wide positions, especially with Spurs set to compete in multiple competitions and aiming to win silverware finally.
Daily Mail report that while there have been rumours of Norwich placing a £45 million price tag, the British publication understand that the Canaries would be willing to part ways with Aarons should an offer around the £30 million mark is tabled.
Max Aarons might be committed to the cause that is helping Norwich avoid relegation. But, the 20-year-old is unlikely to want to go down back to Championship should Norwich drop down, which means any potential deal has a better chance of happening come summer.