Speaking recently to The Spurs Web, Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge discussed Tottenham Hotspur’s interest in Max Aarons.
So far this season, the £18 million-rated 21-year-old has impressed over his 25 Championship appearances for Daniel Farke’s side, scoring one goal and averaging a WhoScored match rating of 6.84 – ranking him as the joint ninth-best performer in a side who currently top the Championship table.
Tottenham were reported to hold an interest in the England U21 international over the summer transfer window and, while no move eventually materialised for the defender, Bridge, speaking to The Spurs Web, refused to rule out Tottenham returning for Aarons at the end of the season.
He said: “I mean if, hypothetically speaking, they got a good offer for Serge Aurier in the summer, I think they’d consider [a move for Aarons]. It goes back again to the homegrown [issue] and Max Aarons, of course, is homegrown. So yeah, I wouldn’t rule that out, no.”
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TIF Thoughts on Michael Bridge’s comments regarding Max Aarons…
As Bridge suggests, following the signing of Matt Doherty last summer, Jose Mourinho currently has both Aurier and Doherty as right-back options in his first-team squad, as well as Japhet Tanganga and Eric Dier, both of whom are comfortable operating in the position.
Considering this, it would indeed appear that Tottenham could do with something of a clearout in the position prior to making a move for Aarons. However, with suggestions that new Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino could be interested in taking Aurier to Paris, perhaps a place in the Spurs squad will open up for the potential signing of the Norwich right-back sooner rather than later.