Tottenham have rekindled interest in a raid for Norwich full-back Max Aarons but could face a battle from a Premier League rival, according to a report.
The 21-year-old became an exciting talent last season, having appeared in 36 of 38 Premier League games. In addition, he made a remarkable figure in the midst of the Canaries’ relegation to the championship. As such, Spurs reportedly had an interest in the Englishman last summer, but couldn’t convince Norwich to sell.
However, Aarons has sparked further talk about his future this season, playing in 44 of 45 games to help Norwich seal an immediate return to the Premier League.
According to Football insider, Tottenham have therefore rekindled their interest in the England Under-21 international.
Indeed, they made the addition of the right-back “one of their main priorities” this summer.
Norwich remained firm during the full-back last season, but the source reports he has a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with his employers.
As such, he will be free to leave after signing up for another season at Carrow Road. Nonetheless, Norwich expects potential buyers to pay off its £ 30million.
But this figure represents a ceiling at Aarons‘value, which means Spurs can pinch him and sign him.
however, Football insider adds that Everton has a strong interest. In addition, they would have the financial courage to oust Tottenham if a ‘direct cash battle’ arose.
Previous reports have claimed Aarons could still move across the continent, with Bayern Munich enthusiastic.
As well as proving a mainstay in the squad, the right-back has contributed with two goals and four assists for Norwich this season.
He has also continued his development on the international scene and has 11 under-21 caps to his credit.
Tottenham looking for new manager
However, Tottenham’s biggest priority right now is finding a new manager to replace Jose Mourinho.
Several names that were apparently on their shortlist are no longer available; Julian Nagelsmann will move from RB Leipzig to Bayern Munich, while Erik ten Hag has extended his contract with Ajax.
As such, Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo and Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers continue to be linked with a move through the Premier League.
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