Newcastle United are keeping tabs on Max Aarons and could make a move in January, although Norwich City might be reluctant to part ways with the defender.
According to Calciomercato, Newcastle United are keeping tabs on Max Aarons with a possibility of an approach in January looming. Norwich City, however, might be reluctant to let an important player join their relegation rivals at a crucial juncture in the season.
Newcastle United have ambitious plans for the upcoming transfer window. Bringing in January might be the last straw to save their season, as the Magpies languish at the bottom of the Premier League table. Courtesy of their new cash-rich owners, they are expected to spend hefty sums to get the right players.
They are linked with a range of players from across Europe, as new manager Eddie Howe prioritises strengthening the defence. The players at the back have been sloppy all season and have not shown enough character, leading to Newcastle holding the worst defensive record in the Premier League this term.
Newcastle squandered a golden chance to get their first win of the season as fellow relegation battlers Norwich managed to peg back and earn a 1-1 draw at St. James’ Park on Tuesday. The Canaries’ right-back Max Aarons seems to have made an impression on the Newcastle hierarchy and Howe, as they now consider a move for the 21-year-old.
It will be a real coup if Newcastle manages to snare him away from Norwich, considering both are rivals in the relegation battle. Aarons has been linked away from the Canaries for some time now, especially since they last played Premier League football two seasons ago.
His attacking style has clubs such as Arsenal interested in him. Manchester United have reportedly reignited their interest in Aarons as they look for an alternative to compete with Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back. Now Newcastle too have entered the picture for the signing of the Englishman.
The Magpies’ interest in Aarons might be genuine, but it’s hard to imagine Norwich agreeing to a sale, especially given their slight advantage over their rivals in the relegation zone. However, if a huge offer comes from Howe’s team, which could turn Norwich’s head, they might consider their stance and be willing to take a risk.
As for Aarons, a move to Newcastle might not be of great appeal. The player harbours ambitions to play at the top level and with a bigger side. Joining the Magpies might only be a lucrative swap of relegation-threatened sides, and he may stall on any potential move to see the season out and possibly join a bigger club next summer.