Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with plenty of targets so far, but nothing has materialised as of yet.
However, things may be about to change, as Alasdair Gold has shared fresh insight into Spurs’ pursuit of Norwich City star Max Aarons, via football.london.
According to the Evening Standard, the Lilywhites will mostly have to rely on swap deals and signing free agents in the summer.
Earlier this year, Football Insider claimed Aarons is Jose Mourinho’s top target and added the club are primed for talks with Norwich when the transfer market opens.
Now, Gold believes Daniel Levy is waiting to see what happens to Norwich as he may be able to sign the youngster at a cheaper price.
Mourinho is desperate to find some competition for Serge Aurier and Spurs will resume their charm offensive when everything goes back to normal.
Taking part in a fan Q&A on football.london, Gold commented “Max Aarons, I think they’ll certainly be an element of waiting to see if Norwich will go down that will make a huge difference, you’d imagine, to transfer fees.
“It just naturally will because Norwich will need more help, as it were financially. Not quite a desperate position but they will need what money they can get.
“You do imagine that then prices will naturally have to come down.”
The England U21 international has been one of the few highlights of an otherwise dismal season for the Canaries, making 1.3 tackles per game, completing just under 1 interception, and registering 1.8 clearances on average in the Premier League (WhoScored).
Norwich were willing to let him leave Carrow Road for a fee of around £30m but their valuation is expected to plummet in light of the economic uncertainty surrounding the ongoing pandemic, and it could be reduced further if they are relegated to the Championship.
Spurs are now face stiff competition from derby rivals Arsenal in the race to sign the 20-year-old in the summer.
Mourinho is in the hunt for a new right-back, as it is fair to say the Lilywhites have struggled to fill the void left by Kieran Trippier, and Aurier’s antics off the pitch have angered the club’s hierarchy.
Given his young age, he would surely be a shrewd investment for the future, as his market value will no doubt continue to increase over time.
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