Why Norwich City starlet Max Aarons is the perfect candidate to replace Seamus Coleman at Everton
Everton need to start considering long-term replacements for Seamus Coleman as they look to the future.
The 30-year-old Irishman is not quite the same player he was a few years ago and is likely to decline further in the next few years.
As a result, Everton will be scouring the market for his successor; an attack-minded right-back who can also provide defensive solidity.
And the perfect candidate for this role could be Norwich City youngster Max Aarons, who is enjoying an impressive season at Carrow Road.
The 19-year-old only made his debut this season but he is a regular starter for the Canaries, who sit at the top of the Championship table.
Aarons has proven his worth with both his defensive and attacking contributions this season.
In 25 league games, he has scored twice and set up four assists for team-mates, as well as scoring a goal in the EFL Cup.
With 36 successful dribbles, 865 completed passes and 16 key passes (Who Scored), Aarons is a constant menace as he advances down the right flank.
But his defensive contributions have been just as important. With 39 tackles, 29 interceptions, 41 clearances and 33 blocks (Who Scored), Aarons has played a key role in keeping things tight at the back for Norwich.
It is no surprise that Tottenham Hotspur were among the clubs chasing Aarons recently with a £15m bid being touted, as per The Sun.
The England under-19 starlet has so much potential and he could be the ideal man for Everton as they move into a new era.
In the short-term, the talented teenager would learn a lot from Coleman’s wisdom and experience. And before long, he will be ready to oust the ageing right-back and start for the Toffees.