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Max Aarons a gamble worth taking for Tottenham Hotspur

Max Aarons a gamble worth taking for Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur’s pursuit for collecting the cream of young English footballers continues, with Mauricio Pochettino chasing Norwich City defender Max Aarons. According to reports (via the Mirror), Spurs are looking to snap up Aarons in the summer.

The 19-year-old’s been a revelation for the Canaries, playing a key role in their fight for the Championship title race. The pacy Aarons has been a thorn for Championship sides’, with his impressive ability to whizz past players, helping Norwich on the attack. Aarons has also shown a hunger for goal, often creeping into the box unpredictably to score two goals this season.

The Canaries’ youngster has assisted four times, displaying an impressive eye for creativity and commendable crossing ability for a youngster. The fact that he’s recorded an 81% passing accuracy so far proves how much he’s matured under Daniel Farke. A sound defender who rarely makes errors and doesn’t let anyone outpace or outwit him easily, Aarons ticks all the boxes for success.

However, a straight-up signing could create issues for the youngster. He won’t be able to get a starting spot ahead of Kieran Trippier or Serge Aurier and faces stiff competition from Kyle Walker-Peters. Still, the Trippier attracting a fair amount of criticism this season for his lacklustre displays since the World Cup, Aarons could be seen as his long-term replacement.

Aarons is already being touted as one of the best U-20 English defenders and become a cult hero at Norwich. Considering Alli and Trippier’s success, maybe taking a risk on another blooming young talent isn’t foolish after-all.

If they do, it could be curtains for Trippier.

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