Norwich to take firm stance over Man Utd interest in young defender

Date published: Wednesday 19th June 2019 1:54

Norwich will resist any attempts to prise talented young defender Max Aarons away from Carrow Road this summer, amid reports linking him with Manchester United.

The right-back has been linked with both United and Crystal Palace, but the Canaries are determined to keep him and will resist any attempt to sign him this summer, Press Association Sport understands.

There is little desire to sell ahead of their Premier League return given how Aarons could progress in the top flight with them next season.

He has been mentioned as a possible alternative target for United if they fail to land Aaron Wan-Bissaka but there are yet to be any enquires for the England Under-19 international.

Arsenal and Chelsea have also kept tabs on the defender, who began his career at Luton and joined the Norwich academy in 2016.

The 19-year-old only signed a new five-year contract in October with the Canaries happy to reward their players often for their progress.

The Canaries have already tied down title-winners Marco Stiepermann, Tim Krul, Kenny McLean and Onel Hernandez to new contracts since winning promotion in April.

Milton Keynes-born Aarons was named the EFL Young Player of the Season and was included in the Sky Bet Championship Team of the Season.

He has made 43 appearances, scoring three goals, since making his Norwich debut against Stevenage in the Carabao Cup at the start of last term.

United, meanwhile, have been linked with a move for Napoli full-back Elseid Hysaj as another solution to their right-back issues.


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