Max Aarons signs new Norwich City deal
PUBLISHED: 17:59 17 July 2019 | UPDATED: 10:14 18 July 2019
Max Aarons has agreed a new Norwich City contract.
The EFL young-player-of-the-season penned a new longer term deal keeping him at Carrow Road until at least 2024.
Aarons was touted with Manchester United, Crystal Palace and Tottenham over the past summer after a stunning breakthrough campaign earned him a Championship winners' medal and promotion to the Premier League.
The 19-year-old is the latest in a long line of players from Daniel Farke's title-winning squad to pledge their futures to the Canaries.
Ben Godfrey and Todd Cantwell were among a host of team mates to agree new contracts in recent weeks.
Aarons only made his league debut for the club last season at Ipswich Town but went on to establish himself as the club's first choice right back and earn England youth honours.
"I'm delighted. Obviously it's been a brilliant season for me personally and the team and to top it off with the new contract is brilliant," he told the club's official site.
"The club has shown a lot of faith in me since I first joined the first-team setup. For them to reward me with a new deal is brilliant.
"The progress (I've made) has been massive and gone really quickly. To think I was sat signing my first professional deal this time last year and being here now, it's brilliant.
"Like I've said many times, I had goals but I didn't foresee them being anything like how it was last season.
"I was very nervous (before making my debut) but I thought I was ready and I believed in myself. I backed myself in that game and I knew I needed to grab my chance with both hands. I like to think that I did that.
"Credit to the boss for giving me the opportunity to play every week. It has given me a lot to learn in a tough league, the Championship is a hard league with a lot of games.
"It's made me stronger. I've come on a lot as a player - when I watch my first game back at Ipswich to now, my game has developed a lot.
"As a player, you want to test yourself at the highest level. What better way to start away at Liverpool and it will be a challenge but there is more to be gained.
"We'll go there with confidence and everyone had felt good in pre-season. By the time that first game comes, we'll be ready."
The former Luton Town trainee was under contract until 2023 after only signing a new deal last season but that did not stop speculation linking him with some of the country's biggest clubs.
City have brought in Sam Byram from West Ham in recent days to provide competition for the precociously-talented teenager following the permanent exit of Ivo Pinto and the end of Felix Passlack's loan spell.