According to a report from the Daily Mail, Tottenham have cooled their interest in signing Norwich City full-back Max Aarons, and that should be seen as good news for West Ham.
According to talkSPORT, the Hammers are interested in signing the 20-year-old right-back this month.
The problem for West Ham, however, is that Arsenal, Spurs and Everton are also allegedly keen (talkSPORT).
The east London outfit’s job might have just got a little bit easier, however, in the race for Aarons’ signature.
The Daily Mail claims that Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is not 100 per cent convinced on the Norwich starlet, and is set to look elsewhere.
And West Ham must take advantage of that.
Another problem for the Hammers, however, is Norwich’s reported £30 million valuation of Aarons (Daily Mail).
The young right-back would be worth every penny for the east London outfit though.
Potentially one of the most exciting signings in recent times
If the board want to make genuine progress, they must start bringing in players who are of the very highest quality. And Aarons certainly fits into that category.
The Canaries ace possesses pace in abundance, plays with real attacking intent, and would offer West Ham something completely different down the right hand side.
Whilst £30 million might seem a lot of money for someone so young, it could end up being great value. Aarons could easily be worth double that amount in a few years if he continues to improve.
And with Tottenham now reportedly stepping back from their pursuit of the Norwich youngster, West Ham might not have a better opportunity to make what would arguably be one of the most exciting signings of the century to date.
Aarons will surely go on to be a star in the game. And the Hammers can’t afford to miss out on the chance to sign him.