Arsenal rival Spurs for January signing of £30m-rated Premier League defender

According to the MailOnline, Arsenal have entered the race with rivals Tottenham Hotspur to sign Norwich City ace Max Aarons in the January transfer window.

The Sportsmail claim that the 19-year-old right-back would be available for around £30m this month, however a potential deal could include the defender returning to the Canaries on loan for the second-half of the season.

Some Arsenal fans may be concerned by the apparent rumours though as the report also highlights that Aaron is being touted as a potential replacement for Gunners fan favourite Hector Bellerin.

The Gunners are reportedly concerned that the Spaniard isn’t the same player he was before his long-term injury. Aarons is certainly a similar style of player to Bellerin and could fit into the Gunners’ system fairly smoothly.

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Max Aarons in action for Norwich City this season.

Aarons certainly looks like a top talent for the future, the youngster has become an important member of the England Under-21s squad since bursting onto the scene with his boyhood club last season.

Aarons has featured in 19 of Norwich’s 21 Premier League games this season and it looks as though that the ace can handle the challenges of the top-flight.

As good a prospect as he is, Aarons’ potential arrival could see Bellerin lose his place in the first-team, with the Spaniard just 24 years old – shouldn’t we keep our faith in him for at least the remainder of the season?

Tags Hector Bellerin Max Aarons Norwich

8 Comments

  1. gotanidea says:

    Please don’t even consider him, because he is like a pale comparison of George Baldock:

    – Assists: Aarons created 0 assist, whereas Baldock created 3 assists

    – Crosses: Aarons created 34 crosses, whereas Baldock created 73 crosses

    – Goals: Aarons scored 0 goal, whereas Baldock scored 2 goals

    – Interceptions: Aarons intercepted 12 times, whereas Baldock intercepted 18 times

    – Aerial battles won: Aarons won 5 aerial battles, whereas Baldock won 19 aerial battles

    1. Sylva Olabanji says:

      I think we should get our priority right. What we need now is a top class defender and a technically good defensive midfielder. No team wins matches consistently without a good midfield & defense. We should have pletoral of good midfielders and one class defender. ie Man City suffers this season because they fail to replace the departed Vincent Company and Laporte is injured. If Ozil and Torreira get injured we shall be left with fragile and young Guenduozi.

  2. hydrogen_afc says:

    there are other positions that needs to be strengthened, we shouldnt be looking for a RB, we should be more concerned with the LB position as there’s no replacement for kolasinac,tierney has struggled with injury since his arrival and im beginning to doubt if he can keep up with the intensity and physicality of the EPL
    but if we get two quality CB, a LB, then we can look into bringing in a RB

    1. RSH says:

      I think Saka has been doing a great job filling in. No need to buy a whole new LB and be stuck with three of them just because Kolasinac is out for a bit. RB is arguably more of an issue. AMN is still filling in, and Bellerin is injury prone and has lost his pace.

      1. Diogenes says:

        True. We now have 2 LBs plus Saka.
        On the right side we have a Bellerin that has probably lost the one thing that made him good and Maitland Niles.
        Aarons can reportedly play not only as a RB, but also LB so could prove to be useful if Tierney keeps being plagued by injuries.

  3. Le Coq Monster says:

    That`s better ……………a young up and coming english defender!…………rumours of these on here are as rare as a Eunuchs erection! 😆

  4. RSH says:

    30mill? Maybe wait for summer instead, though from the games I’ve watched Aarons in I have liked him a lot and he plays like someone who is older than 19. Unfortunately Bellerin is just injured all the time and as we feared he is not the same player since his ACL injury. We need to revamp the back line and a RB will be needed.

  5. Jim will fix it says:

    Not worth £30m, maybe £20m plus add ons is a good deal! He still needs coaching but can be potentially alot better with the right guidance!

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