Key Norwich star spurned three January moves as Man Utd, Fulham, mystery German links fade
Norwich City defender Max Aarons rejected the opportunity to join two Premier League clubs and one foreign side in the January transfer window, TEAMtalk understands.
Aarons was the subject of interest from several sides at home and abroad in January as they looked to bring in the right-back. After playing the entirity of his senior career for Norwich, Aarons is approaching close to 200 games for the Canaries.
As such, we can also reveal the 23-year-old will make a decision on his long-term future in the summer. By that stage, Aarons will be entering the final year of his contract at Carrow Road.
However, he could have secured a departure in the winter window amid three strong approaches for his signature.
While we are unable to confirm which clubs made approaches, Aarons was reportedly on the radar of both Manchester United and Fulham.
The Red Devils ultimately decided not to invest in a new right-back after Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s return to favour. United had originally planned to move the former Crystal Palace man on. However, he was able to impress Erik ten Hag, taking full advantage of an injury to Diogo Dalot.
But had United moved him on, Aarons was very much a player on their radar.
As per the Pink Un, Fulham were also keen on a move for Aarons.
The Cottagers were in the market for a new right-back, though ultimately settled for Cedris Soares on loan from Arsenal.
His stay only keeps him at Craven Cottage though until the summer and Fulham may yet revive a move for Aarons.
Max Aarons focused on finishing the season at Norwich
Per the same source, there was also interest from the Bundesliga too from Borussia Monchengladbach.
However, TEAMtalk understands that Aarons rejected every approach in order to stay and help Norwich win promotion.
As such, his focus will entirely be on the Canaries for the rest of the season. The England Under-21 international is now focusing on ending the season well, with a late push for promotion under new head coach David Wagner in his sights.
Aarons has caught the eye under the new fast-paced and attacking style under Wagner, providing two assists in the recent win at Preston.
Aarons’ future at Norwich has been the subject of conjecture for some time. Indeed, he has attracted interest from other clubs on multiple occasions over the past few seasons.
However, Aarons has stayed loyal to Norwich throughout several promotions and relegations from the Premier League.
A mainstay of the Canaries side, he should reach the 200-appearance landmark in the next few weeks.
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