Reports claim Everton are still keen on Norwich City defender Max Aarons and hope to land the youngster in the summer transfer window.
The 21-year-old has turned heads with his displays for the Canaries over the past three seasons. He first shone in the Championship as the East Anginas gained promotion to the top flight in 2018-2019. The England Under-21 ace was a standout player the following year despite Norwich suffering immediate relegation to the second tier.
And he was again to the fore as Daniel Farke led his charges back to England’s top division by winning the Championship. His stock has certainly risen and the Toffees are known admirers.
But they are not alone. Tottenham are thought to be interested in acquiring the younger and were said to be readying a bid last month.
Manchester United have been linked, with West Ham are also thought to be suitors. Any club would be happy to have the speedy left-back in their ranks and Aston Villa are another who have been mentioned.
But 90min are suggesting that there is still an ‘open line of communication’ between Everton and Carrow Road. It remains to be seen if they can land the exciting talent but Norwich will not want to sell.
They will need all the quality possible to try and fend off the threat of relegation when the new campaign gets under way next moth.
Aarons top target but alternative named
There is no question that Aarons is Premier League quality. Not only does he possess pace and skill but he is a manager’s dream – a player who rarely gets injured.
The youngster started 41 games three season’s ago, 36 in 2019-20 and 45 last term. He gets through a lot of work and is surely in line for a big move sooner rather than later.
Only time will tell if the Landowner does see out another season in Norfolk, with so much interest in his signature. Rafa Benitez is looking to construct a squad capable of challenging the big boys and will want to build for the future.
Aarons is already an established star but his age means the best is yet to come. But there is another man on the Toffees radar as Dutchman Denzel Dumfries is also a target.
The 25-year-old PSV man starred at Euro 2020 for the Netherlands. But Italian champions Inter have also been credited with an interest and may scupper Everton’s hopes of a deal.