Norwich City transfer rumours: Canaries keen to tie down Max Aarons with Premier League big boys circling
PUBLISHED: 17:48 29 April 2019 | UPDATED: 17:49 29 April 2019
Max Aarons will be offered a new Norwich City deal this summer, with Tottenham again touted with a move - while Manchester United have also reportedly run the rule over the teenage sensation.
Aarons was linked with the Premier League giants over the weekend, but the Daily Telegraph report on Monday afternoon the 19-year-old is poised to be offered a fresh Carrow Road contract after a stunning breakthrough season.
The raiding right back played a key role in the Canaries' Championship promotion push and also earned England youth honours, as well as inclusion in the Championship and PFA Championship teams of the season, along with his EFL young player-of-the-season award.
The Express claimed Spurs' chief Mauricio Pochettino will look to test City's resolve to hang onto their starlet this coming summer, with the Tottenham boss reportedly set to offload England international Kieran Trippier.
Aarons was linked with Spurs in the January transfer window and his stock has continued to rise, with the Express also claiming the Red Devils have sent scouts to watch the full back in recent weeks.
The Express report had stated Aarons has two years left on his existing Carrow Road deal but the former Luton youngster penned a new Norwich contract only last summer extending his stay until at least 2023.
Sporting director Stuart Webber reiterated after Saturday night's promotion-clinching 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers the club are under no pressure to sell any of their top talent during the upcoming transfer window as they look to prepare for a crack at the Premier League.
Aarons established himself as the Canaries' first choice right back this season after being plucked from the club's academy by Daniel Farke.
Alas, Norwich fans better get used to the likes of Aarons, Ben Godfrey and Jamal Lewis being touted with moves to the bigger fish in the Premier League over coming months.
But City have been astute in securing all three on longer term deals over the past 18 months or so. It is no surprise they may now look to reward their best performers.
Promotion to the Premier League means any departures this summer will be on the Canaries' terms, with the club in the business of tweaking a squad for the challenge ahead not offloading their best young talent.