Everton are reportedly interested in signing Norwich City defender Max Aarons this summer, acting as a potential blow to the Canaries.
The Lowdown: Aarons a key man for Norwich
Norwich are back in the Premier League after a title-winning Championship campaign, with a number of players standing out.
Aarons was again a strong performer for Daniel Farke’s side, starting 45 of his team’s 46 league games and registering two goals and two assists.
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The Latest: Everton linked with move
A worrying update has emerged from a Norwich perspective, however, with 90min claiming that Everton are eyeing up a move for the 21-year-old this summer, adding that there is an ‘open line of communication’ between the two clubs.
Netherlands international Denzel Dumfries is also considered an option at right-back as Rafa Benitez looks to make new signings at Goodison Park.
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The Verdict: Potential blow for Canaries
Norwich have already lost the influential Emiliano Buendia to Aston Villa, so it would be galling to see Aarons move on as well this summer. The youngster has been hailed for “some outstanding performances” by Jon Newsome in an interview with Football League World.
Farke must do all he can to keep hold of the right-back, who offers so much along the flank both in terms of attacking quality and defensive work. He had an average of 1.8 clearances per game in the league last season, illustrating his defensive output.
If Aarons does end up leaving, it is vital that the money from his sale is spent wisely, ensuring that Norwich enhance their chances of avoiding another immediate relegation back to the Championship.
In other news, Norwich are reportedly set to make an improved bid for one player. Find out who it is here.
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