In a recent interview, former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper, Paul Robinson, discussed Spurs’ interest in promising young right-back, Max Aarons.
According to The Sunday Mirror (via Football Insider), Tottenham’s head of recruitment, Steve Hitchen, attended Norwich City’s 2-0 victory against Bristol City last week, with Aarons, who is thought to be a long-term transfer target of Spurs, being suggested as a potential reason for Hitchin’s presence at Carrow Road.
However, in a recent interview given to Football Insider, Robinson stated that he was unsure as to whether the £18 million-rated 21-year-old would be keen on a move to north London, as minutes could be few and far between for the England U21 international at Spurs, suggesting a buy-and-loan-back deal.
He said: “Tottenham have always signed young players with great potential. Max Aarons is 21 but he is not going to want to come to Spurs and not play.
“He has been linked with a move to Spurs for a long time now but things have changed. I cannot see Aarons getting any game time. Where would he play? [Matt] Doherty and [Serge] Aurier would play ahead of him.
“He could be signed and loaned back out as a potential one for the future. Spurs have done that type of deal in the past and they are likely to again. Daniel [Levy] likes doing deals like that.”
Would Aarons be a good signing?
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As Robinson points out, considering the fact that Spurs currently have both Aurier and Doherty in their first-team squad, Aarons could well struggle for game time in Jose Mourinho’s side.
However, a buy and loan type deal, which the former Spurs man also puts forward in his interview, could be a good way to navigate a lack of minutes for Aarons, while ensuring that Tottenham do not miss out on the right-back further down the line.
Indeed, having already made 110 first-team appearances for Norwich – over which he has scored four goals and provided 11 assists – at just 21 years of age, it would seem as if Aarons could well be a talent worth investing in sooner rather than later for Spurs.
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