Report: Mourinho has reservations about move for Premier League player

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Dom Le Roy

The Athletic have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur still hold an interest in completing a deal for Max Aarons this summer but Jose Mourinho has reservations about the move for the Norwich City right-back.

Aarons has had a decent first season in the top-flight after helping the Canaries win promotion to the Premier League.

Despite the eye-catching attacking football that Daniel Farke’s side have played on occasions this season, they seemed destined to return to the Championship.

If Norwich are relegated, Aarons is likely to be one of the players who will be snapped up by Premier League clubs (talkSPORT), with Tottenham reportedly to be among the sides tracking the 20-year-old (Foot Mercato).

The Athletic now claim that Aarons remains the club’s main right-back target this summer.

It is suggested that Spurs want to replace Aurier with the Norwich star and are willing to listen to offers for the Ivory Coast international.

However, the report suggests that Mourinho is not particularly keen on bringing Aarons to Spurs as he has doubts if the defender is too small to play in his system.

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The links with Aarons seemed to peak around March and have died down a bit over the last couple of months since the COVID-19 pandemic. I suspect we have turned our attention to someone like Timothy Castagne, who is reportedly available for a lower price than the Norwich man.

I also highly doubt that Aurier will be sold this summer. I believe the club will prioritise selling others over the former PSG man even if they have to raise transfer funds this summer. Aurier looks like he has Jose’s trust and I expect him to remain at the club next season even if he is not first-choice.

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