West Ham and Tottenham both want to sign Norwich City ace Max Aarons this summer, according to a report from talkSPORT.
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Hammers boss David Moyes and Spurs manager Jose Mourinho will both be keen to bolster their right-back options at the London Stadium and the Tottenham Hotspur stadium this summer.
West Ham have real doubts about Ryan Fredericks, and rightly so. The pacy full-back has been poor since joining the club on a free transfer in the summer of 2018.
And the same can be said of Serge Aurier since he joined Tottenham three years ago.
It seems as though the Hammers and Spurs could swoop in for the £30m-rated (Football.London) Norwich ace this summer. And the London clubs may be able to pick him up for a bargain fee now, with the Canaries heading back to the Championship.
Norwich Sporting Director Stuart Webber recently suggested that £20 million could be enough to prise Aarons away from Carrow Road, when speaking to Norwich Evening News.
And it seems as though Tottenham could have an advantage over West Ham.
Aarons recently raved about the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, when answering questions for Rising Ballers on Instagram:
“The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. That was crazy in there. You look at it and you can just feel how good it is, how good it’s been built. That one is a great stadium.”
Tottenham target Max Aarons says the new Tottenham stadium is the best one he has ever played in: pic.twitter.com/XzfpDlgOht
— The Spurs Web ⚪️ (@thespursweb) May 6, 2020
Judging by those remarks, Aarons would love to play for Spurs. And that could end up being a big blow to the Hammers’ hopes of signing him.
The Hammersmith born 20-year-old is clearly a real talent. And he is seemingly ideally suited to play for either West Ham or Tottenham.
In 34 Premier League outings for the Canaries, he has racked up two assists and has averaged 1.4 tackles, 1.1 interceptions and two clearances per game (Who Scored).
Obviously £30 million seems like a lot of money for Aarons considering the current climate. But £20 million does seem to be a lot more reasonable fee for the 20-year-old. Daniel Farke will undoubtedly not want to lose him though.
As things stand, however, it seems highly likely that Aarons will leave Carrow Road. And we think Tottenham might just have the upper hand over West Ham in the race for his signature.