Darren Bent believes Max Aarons will be a perfect fit for Tottenham with a move for the young defender is in keeping with the club’s track record of recruiting up and coming talent.
Aarons has had an impressive first season in the Premier League and has been one of the few shining lights in what has been a difficult season for Norwich City in their return to the top flight.
The 20-year-old has been fairly consistent for a player so young and has particularly impressed with his ability going forward this season.
Football Insider reported recently that the young defender was on the top of the Tottenham’s wishlist as far as a new right-back is concerned and that the club will enter into talks with Norwich over a deal for Aarons when the transfer market re-opens.
Bent revealed that he has been keeping a close eye on the Canaries academy product since last season and insisted that Aarons is exactly what the Lilywhites need this summer.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former England striker said: “I really like him, Max Aarons. I really, really like him.
“I watched him a lot in the Championship, and he’s taken a major step up to the Premier League and done very, very well. If Norwich do go down, which looks like it might happen, I think he’ll be out the door.
“I think he’d be a great signing for Spurs. They struggled, in some respects, to replace Kyle Walker. They’ve got Serge Aurier but he’s really struggled at times. They’ve been had to play Moussa Sissoko back there.
“So for me, I think he’d be a good signing.
“We know what Spurs are like, and it really follows that trend of signing young, English players. It’s been happening for years, and for me it sounds right.”
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Of all the right backs we’ve been linked with including Nelson Semedo, Youcef Atal and Thomas Mueiner, I believe Aarons is the best option to go for. Not only does he have a high ceiling but he also comes with Premier League experience under his belt. Additionally, he is likely to be fairly inexpensive and will help us fulfil our homegrown criteria.
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