Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes that Norwich City right-back Max Aarons could be destined to join Spurs in the future.
The 19-year-old has been scouted by the north Londoners according to the Daily Mail as Jose Mourinho prepares for his first transfer window as manager of the club.
Aarons was a key player for the Canaries as they won promotion from the Championship last term, starting 41 of their 46 matches (Transfermarkt).
He is also an England under-21 international and has won five caps for Aidy Boothroyd’s side, the latest coming against the Netherlands in November (Transfermarkt).
Robinson believes that if Spurs do sign the defender he would be a good addition for the future. He also told a story of how the youngster was actually turned down by the club a few years ago and therefore believes it could be destiny that he ultimately ends up joining them.
When asked about Spurs scouting Aarons, Robinson told Football Insider: “I think he is probably one for the future, he is only 19-years-old.
“This is only his second full season playing, he did a full season in the Championship last year, he’s got some U-21s caps, but I don’t think a player like that is ready-made to go into the Spurs team, but he’s certainly one for the future.
“He’s in the Jack Clarke mould as you’d buy him then loan him back in order for him to carry on his education.
“He’s an interesting story Max Aarons actually.
“Because he went for a trial at Tottenham, rejected a contract at Luton, and his trial was unsuccessful, so he turned down the contract at Luton then Tottenham rejected him.
“It didn’t work out so that’s how he ended up at Norwich after a year or so out of football.
“It could be fate that he ends up back at Tottenham, but I don’t think he’s the immediate answer to the problems we’ve got at right-back.”
Robinson is right; if Spurs did sign Aarons then he would almost certainly be one for the future and would be unlikely to go straight into the team.
As mentioned above, he helped Norwich to promotion just last season, meaning that the only Premier League experience he has is playing 15 times this season (Transfermarkt).
With him being so young and not having played much football in the top flight, he still has plenty to learn and he isn’t yet at the level needed to play for Spurs.
But he certainly has the potential to go on to become an excellent right-back and having not signed him initially, the north London club may look to rectify their mistake in the next couple of transfer windows, as Robinson has suggested.
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