Manchester United are tracking the progress of Norwich City youngster Max Aarons, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Romano, regarded as a reputable transfer specialist, revealed on social media that Aarons is on United’s ‘radar’ as they draw up their list of targets ahead of the upcoming January window.
But the journalist also notes that negotiations to sign the right-back are not yet an advanced stage and a deal isn’t imminent.
United’s interest in Aarons is also reported in the Daily Mail, who claim Kieran Tripper is also a target but his ten week betting ban is proving a stumbling block in any potential transfer.
Aarons, 20, was part of the Norwich side that was relegated under Daniel Farke last season but he has continued to impress in the Championship with the Canaries favourites to return to the Premier League in this campaign.
He is a talented young player and United’s interest is hardly surprising given the need for more competition at full-back.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been wonderful defensively since his arrival from Crystal Palace last summer but his attacking game is yet to evolve and he has been struggling to find form in recent weeks.
Aarons represents a more promising attacking option at full-back and is a player who has the potential to challenge Wan-Bissaka for a first-team spot in the future should United pursue a deal.
The opportunity to join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s project at United would be enticing for Aarons, and his arrival could prove a shrewd piece of business if he was signed for a reasonable price.
Manchester United have Max Aarons in their radar by months and he’s appreciated. No official bid or anything advanced at the moment, he’s not close to join #mufc now. 🔴
Moises Caicedo: it’s up to Man Utd. Contacts on but no decision made yet. Other clubs also interested. 🇪🇨
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 30, 2020