This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict‘ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…
Everton have joined Manchester United in the race for Norwich City full-back Max Aarons, according to TEAMtalk.
The Red Devils have been linked with a January move for the £20 million rated defender but it seems that their Premier League rivals are also keen.
But would he be a good signing for the Toffees?
Our FLW writers share their thoughts…
This would be a great move.
Max Aarons has established himself as one of the hottest young prospects outside of the Premier League and so it’s no surprise that he’s attracting interest.
While Norwich City will clearly want him to stick around and help the club to promotion, the chance of a move to Goodison Park may be too good to turn down.
I’d fancy Aarons’ chances of becoming a first team regular under Carlo Ancelotti which means that a move would be fairly risk-free.
The 20-year-old seems like a future England international and so the chance to establish himself in the top flight will be a top priority for the player.
The chances of a January move are slim, but regardless of what happens with Norwich this term it would be hard for him to turn down the chance of playing with a boss like Ancelotti.
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Most Premier League sides would be lucky to get a player of Max Aarons’ calibre and potential.
It’s easy to forget that the full-back is still only 20 years old and with clubs like Barcelona sniffing around him, you get the idea of just how sought after he is.
The Toffees could do with adding some youth to their right-back slot with Seamus Coleman not getting any younger, and in Aarons you’ve got both a short and long-term solution to the spot in the team.
I think this could be a very smart piece of recruitment from Everton.
At 32-years-old, Seamus Coleman is probably approaching the latter stages of his career, and Jonjoe Kenny has struggled to really show that he has the potential to take over in that role.
As a result, you do feel as though Everton could benefit from adding another right-back prospect to their squad to eventually take over from the Irishman, and judging by his performances in a struggling Norwich side in the Premier League last season, Aarons could certainly be a decent option to target for that job.
Indeed, Everton already know all about doing business with Norwich at the minute, having signed Ben Godfrey from the Canaries only last summer, and you wonder if that could help them getting this one over the line, as well as making it easier for Aarons to settle in if the move does happen.