Barcelona agree five-year deal to sign Tottenham defensive target

LaLiga giants Barcelona have reportedly agreed a five-year deal to sign highly-rated Norwich right-back Max Aarons.

Ronald Koeman is in the process of revamping his squad, with Arturo Vidal joining Inter Milan and Luis Suarez seemingly bound for Atletico Madrid.

Barca had been chasing Ajax star Sergino Dest but with the USA international set to join Bayern Munich, Koeman has switched his focus to Aarons.

Indeed, Barca are already clearing the way for a new right-back, with Nelson Semedo on his way to Wolves.

Aarons has been a long-term target for Tottenham. But their signing of Matt Doherty appears to opened the door for Barca to strike a deal.

The report from Sport claims that Norwich had already turned down a loan deal for the 20-year-old with an option to buy.

But now a five-year contract has been agreed, with a fee of £20m, plus £10m in add-ons mooted.

Aarons only played one season of top-flight football with the Canaries before they were relegated. However, he emerged as one of their standout stars in a difficult campaign.

The report adds that although Koeman was desperate to bring in Dest, he is more than happy with Aarons.



Eric Garcia could still leave Manchester City before the transfer deadline after Barcelona came to an agreement, according to reports.

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Garcia does not intend to sign a new contract at City, with his current deal expiring at the end of the season.

Barcelona are keen to re-sign the 19-year-old, who came through their academy before leaving for England three years ago.

However, they have been struggling to agree a fee with City. Especially given that they could sign him for nothing next summer.

That led to the defender openly admitting he was focused on his final season in Manchester before the campaign got underway.

But there may have been another twist in his transfer saga. According to El Chiringuito, City have now reached an agreement with Barcelona.

The La Liga giants put €18m on the table, despite not wanting to go that high initially. City originally wanted to receive €20m, but now may have changed their mind. Read more…