Manchester United reignited their interest in Max Aarons, according to ESPN.
They suggest Aarons could provide United with an alternative to Kieran Trippier, who appears to be priced out of a move from Atletico Madrid, with the Spaniard side demanding £30m.
Aarons, 21, has enjoyed an impressive rise in football after a hugely impressive campaign in the Premier League last season. He was a shining light in the Canaries side that went down to the Championship.
Previous reports from Fabrizio Romano mentioned Aarons as a target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this summer, and there’s no denying that — like Aaron Wan-Bissaka — he would be one for the future.
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
Norwich City’s joint majority share holder Delia Smith spoke about Aarons’ future whilst attending the Financial Times Business of Football summit.
“Luckily, because of this wonderful team behind the scenes, we have some really lovely players,” Smith told Goal.
“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 he is part of our plan.”
So, it sounds like Norwich are aware of bids coming in to take Aarons away from them and it looks like United could move for the young talent.
Trippier would have been a great addition but at his age I feel £30m is overstepping the mark.