Max Aarons
OCTOBER 20: Max Aarons of Norwich City reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Birmingham City at Carrow Road on October 20, 2020 in Norwich, England. Photo by James Chance/Getty Images


  • Norwich fullback Max Aarons has been linked to a move to Tottenham
  • The 21-year-old is seen as an upgrade over their current backline
  • Everton and Manchester United are also in the market for Aarons

With the Tottenham Hotspurs looking to block off every potential suitor for prolific striker Harry Kane with an exorbitant transfer price, the club is looking to address holes in its defensive line with Norwich City’s Max Aarons.

The 21-year-old Aarons made his debut on Norwich’s senior team in 2018 after spending the past two years in their youth system.

The club sees him as a much cheaper option compared to that of Brighton star Tariq Lamptey, who has a £50 million ($69.1 million) transfer fee.

Norwich is said to have valued Aarons at £30 million ($41.8 million).

Aarons can play both left and right back, making him an ideal target for Tottenham after fielding a shaky backline in the past few competitions.

Max Aarons
MAY 08: Max Aarons of Norwich City holds the Sky Bet Championship trophy during the Sky Bet Championship match between Barnsley and Norwich City at Oakwell Stadium on May 08, 2021 in Barnsley, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images

If the yet manager-less Tottenham is able to pry away the young fullback from Norwich, it’s expected that he would be starting in the backfield.

Despite being only 5-foot-10, Aarons offers the complete package in terms of having the modern fullback.

He is best at defending in one-on-one situations and is projected to be the better option over Serge Aurier and Matt Doherty.

Aarons is still young compared to the 28-year-old Aurier and 29-year-old Doherty, so it’s quite easy to believe that he’ll only continue to improve as a player over the years.

However, Tottenham isn’t the only interested party for Aarons’ services in the backfield.

SkySports reported that Manchester United and Everton are also keen on getting Aarons to sign with their teams.

Manchester United is also reportedly in the chase for Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier and prefers to sign him over other names linked to the Old Trafford side.

Aarons has been linked to the Spurs back in 2019 after Trippier opted to join Atletico.

Getting Max Aarons to sign with Tottenham could be a step in the right direction in the hopes of keeping Kane happy and staying with the club, at least until the next transfer window.

Regardless of what happens with the Kane saga, the Spurs are in the market looking for an upgrade at center-back, right-wing, and center-forward.