Tottenham Hotspur are once again closely monitoring Max Aarons, with The Sunday Mirror (24/1; page 72) reporting that Spurs are considering a bid for the full-back.
Aarons continues to remain hugely impressive for Norwich City. The 21-year-old has started all 25 of their league games, helping Daniel Farke’s men open up a strong lead at the top of the Championship.
The right-back seems to have been linked with a move away from Carrow Road for some time now. And this month has proved to be no different.
According to The Sunday Mirror (24/1; page 72), Tottenham are weighing up a bid for the £20 million-rated defender.
The report claims that officials watched Aarons in midweek. As noted by Football London, chief scout Steve Hitchen attended their win over Bristol City.
Of course, Norwich have a number of fantastic players. So perhaps it should not be a surprise if he was looking at potential targets – either for this month or the summer.
But it also did not escape the Spurs fans’ attention that Norwich also have Tottenham youngster Oliver Skipp on loan. And the midfielder has been outstanding during his time at Carrow Road.
But the latest report seems to suggest that Aarons was being watched.
TBR View: Spurs may want to consider right-back options
It did appear that Tottenham had sorted their right-back options for years to come by signing Matt Doherty in the summer.
At the time, Doherty looked set to become a key man for Jose Mourinho’s men. Meanwhile, few Premier League sides seem to boast a better backup than Serge Aurier.
However, Doherty is yet to really hit the heights in North London and has fallen down the pecking order. And while Aurier has produced some colossal performances, there have also been a couple of reminders of why he has previously come in for criticism.
A January move for Aarons is surely unlikely with Spurs boasting two senior right-backs already and Norwich fighting for promotion.
But monitoring Aarons ahead of the summer could lead to an extremely impressive piece of business.