Manchester United have been handed a timely boost in their pursuit for Norwich full-back Max Aarons.
Aarons, 21, has enjoyed an impressive rise in European football after a hugely impressive campaign in the Premier League last season.
Despite ending last season inside the league’s relegation zone, Aarons was a rare highlight for the Canaries.
Currently leading the charge to win promotion again this time out, Aarons has once again played an integral role in the side’s success.
After featuring in 30 domestic matches so far this season, the young attacking full-back has contributed to four goals.
It has been the 21-year-old’s continued form which has seen him emerge as a transfer target for some of football’s biggest clubs, including Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils, as per Fabrizio Romano.
The latest in the ongoing saga comes from Norwich City’s joint majority share holder Delia Smith, who spoke about Aarons’ future whilst attending the Financial Times Business of Football summit.
When asked about what could be in store for the Canaries’ prize asset, Smith, as quoted by Goal, said: “Luckily, because of this wonderful team behind the scenes, we have some really lovely players.
“They’ve got a nice temperament and Max Aarons is one of the best. He is going to be one of the top footballers and it won’t be at Norwich.
“He knows that, we know that. But we didn’t have any problem with Max or his parents on this particular occasion and this particular deal.
“Obviously, we will lose him, but that is part of our plan.”
Aarons has reportedly been identified as a more attacking option to Aaron Wan-Bissaka who is forced to compete in more or less every match for the Red Devils.
The lack of quality in depth in United’s right-back position could easily see them battle it out for Aarons’ signature.
The fact the highly-rated defender is also English will only adds weight to Norwich’s transfer demands – With that being said, a bid within the region of £35m is expected to be enough to lure him from Carrow Road.