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…
Tottenham Hotspur are weighing up a summer move for Max Aarons, according to former Everton defender Michael Ball.
Aarons has enjoyed a brilliant season with Norwich City in which he has played a central role in helping Daniel Farke’s side to secure automatic promotion from the Championship in emphatic fashion.
The full-back made 45 appearances for the Canaries, scoring two goals and creating five more during a memorable season.
Reports have suggested that Everton are frontrunners for his signature, but would Max Aarons be a good signing for Tottenham Hotspur?
The team at FLW have their say…
This would be a fantastic signing for Tottenham, in my eyes.
I’m not fully convinced by either of their current options at right-back, with both Serge Aurier and Matt Docherty both having their faults.
Signing a young defender like Aarons should help to solve that issue straight away, while the 21-year-old looks to have the potential to be a fantastic option on the right flank for years to come.
He was one of the Norwich players that came out of their last season in the Premier League with credit and he’s developed in the past year.
Winning the race for him won’t be easy but it would be a shrewd bit of business.
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I think this would be a top signing for Spurs for both the short-term and long-term.
It promises to be a summer of transition for Spurs, and it is important that they look towards a positive future even if Harry Kane and other key players leave.
Spurs lack quality in depth at right-back, in my opinion. Serge Aurier’s form is often patchy, and Matt Doherty has failed to impress since his move from Wolves.
Aarons held his own in the Premier League last term, and his last three seasons in first-team football have been so impressive.
He’s excellent at going forward and is strong defensively, and he has bags of potential which makes him an excellent investment for the long-term.
Spurs should be all over this.
Right-back is definitely an area of concern for Tottenham with Serge Aurier seemingly heading to PSG and Matt Doherty not making the expected impact after his signing last summer.
In fairness to the Irishman he’s been most effective when Wolves were playing three centre-backs, so arriving into a four-back system probably hasn’t suited him – Max Aarons though has been playing in a four defender formation though for years.
I was quite surprised to see him stay at Norwich for another season as like Ben Godfrey and Jamal Lewis he was pretty impressive for the Canaries despite relegation from the Premier League last season.
However staying at Carrow Road for one more year may have been the best thing for him – he will have no doubt learnt a lot from the full season in the Championship and he’s been able to showcase his fledgling talents, as well as form a dangerous right-sided partnership with Emi Buendia.
Aarons would slot right into Spurs’ starting line-up for me, but I imagine he’d cost them the best part of £30 million.
Would Daniel Levy pay that? I’m not so sure, but for me Aarons is definitely worth the investment.