Former Everton star Michael Ball has told The Transfer Tavern that the club will have to pay through the nose to sign Norwich City right-back Max Aarons this summer.
The Toffees have been heavily linked with a potential summer move for the England U21 international.
Aarons has been in brilliant form for Norwich thus far this season, as the club have won the Championship title at a canter.
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He has made 45 Championship appearances this season, scoring two goals and laying on five assists.
The Independent have reported that Everton are keen on a swoop, and that he would cost around £30m to sign this summer.
Ball believes that Carlo Ancelotti’s side have been tracking Aarons for some time, and will have to make a decision on whether they are willing to invest heavily to bring him in, as a long-term replacement for Seamus Coleman, or sign a budget option.
He told TT: “I think Everton have come quite strongly for Max Aarons. I feel they’ve probably been looking at Max Aarons for the last 18 months or so, wanted to bring him to the football club.
“Norwich, rightly so, want top dollar. Everton need to try to figure out how they’re going to prioritise that position and whether they’re going to look at a cheaper option for the next year or two years.”
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