Former Everton defender, Michael Ball believes that the Toffees are prioritising a deal for rumoured Tottenham target Max Aarons this summer.
Tottenham could be in need of reinforcements at right-back this summer, with reports suggesting that Serge Aurier could be on his way back to France and Matt Doherty could leave the club after just one season.
Aarons, who has had another impressive season at Carrow Road, is rumoured to be one of the options on Tottenham’s radar this summer.
However, Everton have also been credited with an interest in the 21-year-old as Carlo Ancelotti aims to bolster his options at right-back.
Ball believes that Everton will make Aarons their number one target heading into the summer but are likely to step away if there is a bidding war for the Norwich man.
He told Football Fancast: “Max has got that ability, he’s got that experience even though he’s so young. Everton are probably going to have a battle on their hands, there’s going to be many clubs looking at Max, abroad and in the Premier League.
“Tottenham are looking at him as well. Everton won’t want to go into a bidding war but I feel Max Aarons is probably Everton’s number one target if they can get the deal right for both parties.
“But I feel Everton might step away from the deal if it starts pushing up too high in a bidding war and look for other options but I feel Max is the right style and right player for our football club.”
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Tottenham are also not in a position to get involved in a bidding war. I do not see us pulling off a deal for Aarons if he costs upwards of £35m. Our transfer budget this summer would likely depend on whether we are able to get decent money for likes of Aurier and Sanchez (and possibly Alli).
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