Tottenham have reignited interest in a raid for Norwich full-back Max Aarons but could face a battle from a Premier League rival, a report claims.
The 21-year-old emerged as an exciting talent last season, as he appeared in 36 of 38 Premier League games. What’s more, he made himself a standout figure amid the Canaries’ relegation back to the Championship. As such, Spurs reportedly held interest in the Englishman last summer but could not convince Norwich to sell.
However, Aarons has whipped up further talk over his future this season by starring in 44 of 45 games to help Norwich seal an immediate Premier League return.
Indeed, they have made the right-back’s addition ‘one of their main priorities’ this summer.
Norwich stood firm over the full-back last season, but the source reports that he has a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with his employers.
As such, he will be free to leave having committed to one further season at Carrow Road. Nevertheless, Norwich are expecting prospective buyers to meet his £30million fee.
But that figure represents a ceiling to Aarons‘ value, meaning Spurs can nip in and sign him.
However, Football Insider adds that Everton hold a strong interest. Furthermore, they would have the financial mettle to oust Tottenham if a ‘straight cash fight’ emerged.
Previous reports have claimed that Aarons could yet move across the continent, with Bayern Munich keen.
Alongside proving a mainstay in the team, the right-back has chipped in with two goals and four assists for Norwich this campaign.
He has also continued his development on the international stage and has 11 Under-21 caps to his name.
Tottenham searching for new manager
However, Tottenham’s current biggest priority is to find a new manager to replace Jose Mourinho.
Several names who were reportedly on their shortlist have now become unavailable; Julian Nagelsmann will move from RB Leipzig to Bayern Munich, while Erik ten Hag has extended his Ajax contract.
As such, Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo and Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers continue to be linked with a move across the Premier League.