Tottenham Hotspur didn’t want to sign Norwich City defender Max Aarons, because they didn’t see value in paying upwards of £20 million.
According to The Evening Standard, Spurs admire the teenage full-back but are not willing to match the Canaries’ asking price.
Kieran Trippier has just joined Atletico Madrid for around £20 million (BBC Sport), but the north Londoners are said to be happy with their right-back options and will not be seeking a replacement for the Englishman.
Mauricio Pochettino has Serge Aurier and young Kyle Walker-Peters at his disposal, while Juan Foyth can also provide cover.
Aarons, who today signed a new five-year deal at Carrow Road, will now embark on his debut season in the Premier League with newly promoted Norwich.
One can understand why Tottenham ultimately decided against moving for Aarons.
He has a very high ceiling and is English which Pochettino likes, but even with Trippier now gone, the manager has enough options.
The South American tactician will likely entrust the more experienced Aurier in the beginning and see how he gets on, but Walker-Peters should get more game time this term.
The 22-year-old arguably deserves more minutes having impressed in flashes in 2018/19. Maybe the manager is expecting him to give him a reason to start picking him as a regular.