Former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips has admitted that he feels signing Max Aarons would be an outstanding piece of business by Tottenham Hotspur if they could get a deal done.
Spurs have been linked with a move for the Norwich City right-back for a while and Football Insider reported recently that they were close to agreeing a deal, although it may be one that means the player doesn’t actually move to north London until the summer.
Phillips has given the thumbs up to Tottenham’s pursuit of the 20-year-old, suggesting that he would be a good signing as it would mean that the club has two promising young English full-backs with Ryan Sessegnon already being at the club.
Speaking about Spurs potentially signing Aarons from the Canaries, Phillips told Football Insider: “He’s young, he’s English – whether he goes into the team straight away remains to be seen but I think, like Sessegnon, who’s playing regularly now, he’s looking like he’s getting better and better.
“All of a sudden you’ve got a left-wing back, you’ve got another young right-wing back in Aarons so he could be a huge addition for Tottenham.
“The biggest thing from his point of view is development. The one question I’d ask, is he going to play week in, week out? Where he has been – Norwich – he’s playing.”
Adding Aarons to their squad could definitely be a smart move from Jose Mourinho and Spurs. As Phillips says he is a young, home-grown talent and therefore would be someone who could become a mainstay in the team for years to come.
Right-back is certainly a position that needs addressing sooner rather than later. Serge Aurier has been the first choice this season but their other recognised right-back, Kyle Walker-Peters, is thought to be surplus to requirements according to Football Insider and a replacement for Kieran Trippier was never signed following his departure to Atletico Madrid.
Aarons has already gained some Premier League experience this season with Norwich and he will get even more game time ahead of his move according to the reported agreement as it wouldn’t take place until the summer.
All in all, it looks on paper to be a wise piece of business for Spurs, signing a player who would be one for the future, but may also by next season may be ready to step straight into the first team having already gained top-flight experience.
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