Everton are reluctant to meet Norwich City’s £30 million valuation of right-back Max Aarons, according to the Daily Mail.
The 21-year-old has been integral as the Canaries’ have returned to the Premier League at a canter, with Daniel Farke’s side able to win the Championship title this weekend.
Aarons has missed just one league game all season, adding two goals and four assists in his 43 appearances, and his impressive displays have caught the attention of some big clubs.
Recent reports have indicated that it will take £30 million to prize him away from the Canaries this summer, a fee which the Goodison Park outfit are reluctant to meet.
That could well allow another side to win the race for Aarons, with Norwich only considering bids that include fees they deem to be suitable.
With the defender’s deal running until summer 2024 and promotion to the Premier League secured, the Championship title winners in waiting are in a very strong negotiating position ahead of the summer.
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With a number of Norwich’s key assets generating a lot of interest from Premier League clubs and their promotion secure, you feel deals this summer are going to have be done on their terms.
That could prove an issue for Everton, who appear to be put off by the £30 million price tag that has been placed on Aarons.
The 21-year-old certainly looks a bright talent and did not seem out of place in the Premier League in 2019/20, so he appears to tick all the boxes for a long-term Seamus Coleman replacement.
Aarons’ future is certainly something to keep an eye on ahead of the summer.