Norwich City’s Max Aarons is a possible right-back target for Everton in the summer transfer window.
However, according to a transfer update from Fabrizio Romano, he is ‘not close’ to sealing a move to Goodison Park any time soon, with the journalist claiming that ‘other clubs are joining the race’ for the 21-year-old.
The right-back has previously been linked with Barcelona and Manchester United, and according to The Times, it will cost £30m to prise away from Norwich, who have just been promoted as winners of the Championship.
Everton want to dip back into Carrow Road talent pool
It seems as if Everton are in the market for a long-term successor to veteran skipper Seamus Coleman, as the Republic of Ireland international will turn 33 this year.
Aarons has provided two goals and two assists from right-back this season, with match averages of 1.4 successful dribbles and 1.4 key passes per game highlighting his attacking prowess (WhoScored). Coleman has provided three assists in 2020/21 but not found the net himself, while his averages for the other two metrics are 0.8 respectively (WhoScored).
The Blues and the Canaries did mutual business last summer, with Ben Godfrey making a £24.75m switch from East Anglia to Merseyside. Attacking midfielder Kieran Dowell went the other way for a fee of £1.98m.
This year’s transfer window is set to open on June 9.
Everton fans fret over concerning Aarons update
Here’s how Everton fans reacted to Romano’s update on Sunday night, with despair the order of the day from many of the Goodison Park faithful.
“Oh no no no”
“I’m gonna be heartbroken seeing him go to someone else”
“Got the budget of a pack of quavers probably if we don’t get Europe, wouldn’t be surprised”
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