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Tottenham should reject a slight move for Norwich defender Max Aarons and leave a deal to one of the other interested big-time strikers, according to a source.
The right-back, 22, appears to be a victim of Norwich’s relegation this summer. The Telegraph recently reported Aarons is ready to be soldwith striker Milot Rashica the second star name that will attract much interest.
Aarons was previously linked with the Spurs, who signed Emerson Royal to fill their right-back role last summer.
However, Emerson’s debut season in north London has been nothing short of a nightmare. His form has actually been so bad that Matt Doherty has been the preferred pick in the final half of the season.
Doherty has impressed under Conte, though there has been speculation in the media about strengthening the position this summer.
In fact, if Tottenham snatch fourth place, they need reliable and sufficient depth in the position that is without a doubt the most physically demanding of all.
The sun whore Manchester United and Arsenal in the frame to pick up Aarons. An agreement can reportedly be signed for £ 20 million. – something that has also caught the eyes of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
Now the former Spurs goalkeeper, Paul Robinson, has expressed his opinion on whether Aarons should be the target of Tottenham.
Robinson delivered a withered assessment of Aarons’ abilities, claiming his inconsistency and the fact that he is no better than what Spurs already should have done. Tottenham pull away from a movement.
Max Aarons not an upgrade – Robinson
“Not to me,” Robinson told Football Insider when asked if Tottenham should throw themselves over.
“Aarons has been in and out of shape this season.
“Would he be an improvement on what Spurs already have? I do not think he would be. They have a certain quality in that area.
“Conte wants to play a system where wing-backs play an important role. If Conte wants to improve that position, then I think he should look elsewhere.
“I think the Spurs already have players who are as good as Aarons in that area.”
Tottenham right to overlook Aarons?
While Emerson has been a disappointment this season, it can be argued that the only way is up. In fact, getting full-backs from Barcelona has been a recipe for disaster in recent years.
Junior Firpo has endured a fierce campaign in Leeds, while Nelson Semedo was underpowered in his first year at Wolves last season.
But Semedo settled down in its second year and has justified its move with a number of much improved screens. Spurs can cherish the hope that Emerson can follow the same route.
Missing the Aarons opportunity could therefore be to Totrenham’s advantage. What’s more, Man Utd’s needs may be greater anyway.
United is expected to receive an offer from Crystal Palace to take Aaron Wan-Bissaka back to Selhurst Park. If this move is approved, Aarons will represent a clear opportunity to compete with Diogo Dalot.
His attacking tendencies would also fit better with the future boss Erik ten Hag’s system than Wan-Bissaka would.