West Ham United allegedly may try to sign Norwich City right-back Max Aarons in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from Calciomercato who claims that the Hammers are keen to sign the 22-year-old defender amidst concerns about Vladimir Coufal’s ongoing injury problems.
West Ham manager David Moyes will be an exceptionally busy man in the transfer market this summer.
The Scot needs to bring at least five top-class signings into the London Stadium with so many players set to leave at the end of the season.
The Hammers desperately need to sign a top-class striker, an established centre-back, an elite left-back and a quality central midfielder as an absolute bare minimum this summer.
One area where we are fairly well covered is the right-back department. Moyes has Coufal, Ben Johnson and Harrison Ashby to call upon as well if need be. It seems as though the Scot is keen to strengthen his options there even further still, however…
West Ham eyeing Max Aarons swoop
Calciomercato reckon that the Hammers are lining up an £18.5 million bid for the Canaries ace ahead of the summer transfer window.
Aarons is a real talent and could be a useful addition for West Ham, albeit not a priority one.
The 22-year-old is a fine player. He is a top class attacking full-back.
In 26 Premier League appearances for Norwich this season, Aarons has averaged 2.1 tackles, two clearances and one interception per game (Who Scored).
The Norwich ace has plenty of pace and has the kind of energy that David Moyes ideally looks for in a player.
It just seems to us that signing another right-back this summer would be a needless exercise. There are so many other positions that are in urgent need of strengthening.
Wasting money on someone like Aarons would be a really strange move from Moyes, as good a player as he undoubtedly is.
There are quite simply too many other priorities on Moyes’s agenda this summer. Aaron is a good player but we just don’t need him.