Man United and Tottenham are reportedly among the clubs eyeing up a possible transfer deal for Norwich City right-back Max Aarons. U21 England international is linked with both these PL clubs. Max is a top youngster and could be the perfect for the Red Devils as a more attack-minded alternative to current right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Despite Wan-Bissaka being a solid defensive footballer, he perhaps lacks that quality with his dribbling and delivery from crosses that are expected from modern-day full-backs at big teams. Aarons has shone in the Championship and it would be interesting to see him make the step up to playing for one of the PL’s big six.
Spurs could also undoubtedly benefit from landing the 21-year-old right-back, with Serge Aurier not always the most consistent performer at right-back for Tottenham. If the English defender continues to develop at this rate, he could well be one of the finest full-backs in the country and a contender to start for the Three Lions team in the near future.
Max is still rated in the £20m brackets despite performing in the Championship now. Aarons, who has three years remaining on his deal, was also courted by Bayern Munich during the summer. While playing mainly as a right-back, Max also has the ability to switch sides, something that is a useful option for Jose Mourinho.
The main question mark surrounds the number of right-back options already available to the Portuguese boss. Serge Aurier has been the first choice this campaign, with Doherty struggling to replicate his Wolves form so far. Highly-rated centre-back Japhet Tanganga can also play full-back.