Tottenham’s problems at full back over the past few months have been well documented.
Serge Aurier and Danny Rose, who appear to be Mauricio Pochettino’s first choice options, both came in for heavy criticism for their display in the 2-1 defeat against Liverpool on Sunday (Sky Sports).
While Kyle Walker-Peters started the first three matches of the new season at right-back, he has not been seen since in the Premier League since which has allowed Aurier to feature regularly.
Norwich City’s Max Aarons is reported to be one of the club’s main targets in January in order to bolster their options at right back (Daily Mail) and Canaries manager Daniel Farke has admitted that the club will be powerless to resist an approach from a big club if the price is right (The Telegraph).
It turns out that Tottenham previously had the opportunity to sign Aarons as a 14-year-old after the defender admitted that he underwent a trial with the North London club five years ago.
Speaking to the Guardian, Aarons said, “I got offered a new deal at Luton but I wanted to come to a club with category-one status, which is where academy footballers get more training hours.
“I was on trial at Tottenham and it didn’t work out.”
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I think Aarons would be an ideal target for Spurs as he has a lot of potential to grow and Pochettino likes working with young full backs. It will be better to buy him in January as his price will likely inflate over the coming year or so. However, the club’s reported interest in Aarons makes you wonder if Pochettino has decided that Walker-Peters doesn’t have a future at Spurs.
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