West Ham are now reportedly interested in landing Norwich City starlet, Max Aarons.
The Canaries full-back is a man in demand following an excellent transition into Premier League football this season.
A whole host of clubs, including Arsenal and Spurs, are thought to be keen on landing Aarons, however, a report from Talksport today claims West Ham and Everton are now also keen.
It is believed that Norwich would be tempted into selling Aarons for a fee in the region of £30m. That sort of money will, seemingly, not be an issue for those clubs interested.
Aarons has been one of the star performers for Norwich for over a year now. Under Daniel Farke, he has developed into a key attacking outlet for his team from full-back.
However, he was always going to be in demand if he did well in the Premier League. Aarons has done just that.
Despite Norwich struggling, his performances have been consistent. Furthermore, at just 20-years-old, Aarons represents value for money and potential in the current market.
TBR View – A tough choice awaits for Aarons
Norwich will have known for some time that losing Max Aarons was an inevitability. He is, put simply, too good to not be attracting the interest of top teams.
Should the Canaries accept a bid, then the ball will be in Aarons’ court.
All the clubs interested are top clubs. However, the key for Aarons will be finding somewhere where he gets regular football and isn’t left to rot on the bench. That, of course, would hinder his rapid development.
Spurs could be an option given their record with young players. But Jose Mourinho is now in charge there and there is an opinion in some quarters that Mourinho hinders youngsters at times.
Arsenal is an interesting proposition, though. New manager Mikel Arteta will be keen to add youth and freshness to his squad. Hector Bellerin has not been the player he once threatened to be, meaning a slot could well open up for Aarons.