If you’re an upcoming British footballer and you were offered a move to Tottenham, nine times out of ten you would surely take up that offer.
Out of any the sides in the top six, it’s pretty easy to identify Spurs as the best side in that group for young talent to develop as players and to eventually break out into the first-team.
Mauricio Pochettino has done a remarkable job at bringing in promising talents and turning them into world-beaters and first-team starters, with the likes of Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Juan Foyth all being brought in young and developed into vital players for Spurs, and now the Argentine is looking for his next success story.
Norwich City right-back Max Aarons has had a breakout year with the Canaries in the Championship, playing a vital cog in Daniel Farke’s side as they sit comfortably at the top of the table, and the 19-year-old defender has attracted plenty of suitors in the Prem.
According to Football.London, Tottenham have been tracking him for a long time, and that implies that the Spurs are considering who will be their long-term option on the right-hand side of the defence.
Kieran Trippier has been unable to replicate the form that earned him a place in the heart of English fans everywhere following his incredible performances in the 2018 World Cup, and Spurs fans have been left frustrated by the former Burnley man this season.
Aarons could be a very realistic signing for the north London side, but his arrival will leave big question marks for young Kyle Walker-Peters.
The Spurs academy product exploded onto the scene in his first start for the club, picking up the MOTM award in his debut, but that would be only one of his two league starts that season.
This season the 21-year-old has seen more minutes for Spurs, starting two times in the league and starting away to Barcelona in the Champions League. Walker-Peters made headlines against Bournemouth where the youngster registered three assists, becoming the first Spurs defender to register a hat-trick of assists in one game.
Despite this remarkable feat, Walker-Peters is still made to sit on the bench and remains third in the Spurs right-back pecking order behind Trippier and Serge Aurier, and if the club are to bring in Aarons it might be high time the Tottenham academy product looks elsewhere for first-team football.
Walker-Peters is a player of immense potential and has already shown that he can perform at the highest level, and with Spurs looking to go for more experienced youngsters, it might be time for Poch to cut his losses and let the Tottenham-bred defender go for the better of his career.
To be honest, even if Aarons doesn’t sign, the lack of regular minutes for Walker-Peters this term is a red flag, and the mere suggestion that Spurs are considering alternatives should be enough for Walker-Peters to consider an exit.
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