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Norwich City’s Max Aaarons in a three-way tussle

26/06/2021; 11:23 AM By : Steven D. Thompson

Sky Sports are reporting that Max Aarons is a man in demand. Tottenham Hotspur may face competition from Manchester United and Everton for the signing of Norwich City defender Max Aarons this transfer season. A suitable young successor for Serge Aurier is being sought by the north London club, which is preparing for the departure of the Frenchman. And some bookies consider this as a “likely-to-happen”.

Aarons in demand

Spurs seem to have rekindled their interest in Aarons, which is said to be available for £30 million. Both Manchester United and Everton may pose a threat to their position as both clubs struggled at times last season in the right-back position. In fact, both Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Manchester United and Seamus Coleman of Everton had some good and some poor displays last season, and both clubs could be looking to solidify in those positions.

Aside from Aurier, Spurs have Matt Doherty and Japhet Tanganga, both of whom can play in the right-back position, but the latter is more naturally suited to the central defensive position for the club. Doherty has had a difficult time at Tottenham, as he has had to deal with additional defensive responsibilities. He spent most of his time with Wolverhampton Wanderers as a right-back.

Aarons attributes

Aarons is extremely quick, which none of the current right-back incumbents of Tottenham, Manchester United, and Everton have currently. His speed allows Aarons to make frequent forward runs, and although not yet an excellent defensive player (his tackling is a weakness), youth is on the side of the 21-year-old to learn the finer points of being a classic defender.

It is his potential that has attracted the attention of many top-flight teams. United is the most profitable choice since they have the opportunity to compete in the Champions League, but Aarons may initially have a difficult time replacing Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the lineup. However, he will go straight into the lineup at both Tottenham and Everton. So he will have to make critical decisions to ensure his fledgling career bloom next season.

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