Noel Whelan has claimed that Max Aarons would be the ideal player for Tottenham to bring in this summer but suggested that Norwich’s asking price could be a stumbling block for the North London club.

Tottenham certainly look in need of reinforcements at right-back this summer, with Serge Aurier continuing to be plagued by inconsistency and Matt Doherty failing to make the expected impact following his move from Wolves last summer.

Aurier is expected to leave the club this summer and previous reports indicated that Aarons is one of the options Tottenham are eyeing as a potential replacement for the Ivorian.

The 21-year-old has enjoyed another impressive campaign at Carrow Road, playing a valued role in the Canaries’ march to the Championship title last season.

Some sources have claimed that Spurs could face competition from their North London rivals, Arsenal, for the England Under-21 international.

Whelan approved Tottenham’s attempts to sign Aarons but questioned whether he would be within the club’s price range.

When asked about the speculation linking Spurs with a move for the Norwich man, the former Leeds forward told Football Insider: “Matt Doherty and Serge Aurier had disappointing seasons so it is not surprising to hear Spurs are chasing another right-back.

“Matt Doherty in particular was poor. He was a new signing but just didn’t seem to fit in. He put in some really bad performances and no one was very impressed with what he did.

“Aurier is a liability. He is very hit and miss and he has not wanted to be there for a while.

“Max Aarons is a great player and a lot of clubs are interested in him. He would be a great signing for Spurs because he is the perfect age. He will only get better.

“At Norwich, he showed he can go both ways. He is excellent going forward and Tottenham need a player like that. He would fit the bill, 100 per cent. The stumbling block is the price.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I would be over the moon with either Aarons or Tariq Lamptey this summer as either player would help address our homegrown issues and could potentially be our starting right-back for the best part of the next decade.

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