Transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has been discussing Everton and their pursuit of Norwich City’s Max Aarons.
The 21-year-old has been the best right-back in the Championship this season, racking up a WhoScored rating of 6.92, so it’s no surprise that he could be a very hot commodity in the upcoming transfer market, with Norwich City owner Delia Smith admitting that he will inevitably leave the club at some point.
Everton are one of the clubs that have shown an interest in signing him in the past, potentially as a replacement for the ageing Seamus Coleman, and on the Here We Go podcast, Romano claimed that was still the case, but that they face a difficult battle to sign him because of the number of clubs that have shown an interest in him:
“For sure Everton are interested. I stated many times they like the player, they are looking for a new right-back. So Everton are really interested in Max Aarons.
“But it’s still an open race with many clubs involved and it’s not so easy to sign Max Aarons because really, many clubs are in the race. So Everton are pushing, but many clubs are interested and the situation is absolutely open.
“So keep an eye also on other clubs and I will mention in the next weeks because Max Aarons is a fantastic talent, a fantastic young player, with many, many clubs interested.”
Would you be happy paying £35m for Aarons?
TIF Thoughts on Fabrizio Romano’s comments about Everton and Max Aarons…
If Everton want to take a step forward as a club, then they really can’t afford to be pushed around in the transfer market for a player like Aarons, who clearly has a bright future ahead of him and could end up being Coleman’s long-term successor at the club.
Signing Aarons would be a real signal of intent when it comes to how they see themselves as a club, as buying a hot, young talent from under the noses of the likes of Bayern Munich could be huge for the club.
So if they want to be taken seriously and trust Carlo Ancelotti to take them forward, then someone like Aarons would arguably be a great first step in making it happen.