Paul Robinson backs Tottenham to sign Championship defender and loan him back to club

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Paul Robinson has claimed that he can see Tottenham potentially signing Max Aarons and loaning him back to Norwich to continue his development.

Aarons has been impressive since breaking into the Norwich side and the right-back’s reputation certainly increased due to his performances in the Premier League last season.

The 21-year-old is having another impressive campaign at Norwich, who look set to bounce straight back up to the Premier League after their relegation from the top-flight last season.

The defender was reportedly on Tottenham’s radar in the summer but the North London club decided to move for Matt Doherty from Wolves instead.

It was reported earlier this week that Spurs are monitoring Aarons’ performances at Carrow Road ahead of a potential move for the youngster.

Robinson believes that the Norwich star will not get any game time at Spurs and backed the England Under-21 international to be loaned back to Daniel Farke’s side if he completes a move to the Lilywhites.

The former Tottenham number one told Football Insider: “Tottenham have always signed young players with great potential. Max Aarons is 21 but he is not going to want to come to Spurs and not play.

“He has been linked with a move to Spurs for a long time now but things have changed. Serge Aurier has improved hugely this season, he has been a lot better under Jose and Matt Doherty’s arrival has given him the wake-up call that he needed.

“I cannot see Aaron getting any game time. Where would he play? Doherty and Aurier would play ahead of him.

“He could be signed and loaned back out as a potential one for the future. Spurs have done that type of deal in the past and they are likely to again. Daniel (Levy) likes doing deals like that.”

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Given the form which Aurier has been in and Doherty’s difficult start to his Tottenham career, most Spurs fans would probably want to move the former Wolves man on in the summer and replace him with Aarons. However, I suspect that Aurier could be the one to depart if we sign a right-back in the summer, particularly if the Ivorian does not sign a new contract over the next few months. I believe Doherty will come good and start to show his quality once he has a run of consistent starts under his belt.

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