Tottenham could pursue their interest in Max Aarons but face competition from Manchester United and Everton for the Norwich City right-back.
According to Sky Sports, Tottenham are keen on bringing Max Aarons to North London this summer, as Daniel Levy seeks a new option on the right side of the defence. Spurs are not the only interested party in pursuit of Aarons, with Manchester United and Everton also courting the right-back.
Max Aarons has been a highly coveted player by many Premier League sides and a few across Europe. At one point, Barcelona were heavily linked with the full-back alongside Spanish champions Atletico Madrid. However, it is understood that Aarons would like to move to a side playing at the top level of the Premier League.
As expected, there is enough interest from top sides for Aarons to choose from this summer. Manchester United and Everton are also looking at him, while Arsenal have reportedly considered him to replace Hector Bellerin, who might leave in this window. However, Tottenham are said to have reignited their interest in him as well.
Tottenham have concerns over the right-back spot, with their current options often inconsistent. Spurs currently have Matt Doherty and Serge Aurier, both of whom underperformed last season. While Doherty may be expected to remain in North London, Aurier is widely expected to leave for pastures new.
There were rumours that Real Madrid held an interest in Aurier, but the right-back is keen on returning to Paris Saint-Germain. That could leave Tottenham looking for a new right-back, and Aarons fits the bill. The Norwich City man is seen as a player with a similar profile to former star Kieran Trippier, who has coincidentally been linked with Manchester United.
Norwich are expecting around £30 million for the player, and Tottenham might look to negotiate that sum. However, other rivals like Manchester United and Everton might be prepared to shell out such a fee, leaving Tottenham looking for alternatives if they do not get a deal done.
Aarons could be an excellent addition to any of those teams. At Everton, he could replace veteran right-back, Seamus Coleman, while at Manchester United, he could face stiff competition from Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Finally, a move to Tottenham could benefit Aarons as he is more or less guaranteed to start there.
Spurs are currently without a manager, with new Director of Football Fabio Paratici tasked with transfer activity and the search for the new boss. Spurs also showed an interest in Tariq Lamptey, but Brighton’s £50 million demands priced them out of the running. Therefore, it remains to be seen if they prioritise a move for Aarons instead, slugging it out against Manchester United and Everton for him.