Kevin Phillips believes that Max Aarons could be a big player for Tottenham Hotspur for many years to come if the North Londoners can pull off a deal for the Norwich star this summer.
Right-back has been a problem area for Spurs this season, with Matt Doherty failing to have the expected impact since his move from Wolves last summer and Serge Aurier continuing to be plagued by inconsistency.
Reports indicate that Spurs are ready to sell Aurier, who has just 12 months left on his contract, with the Ivorian attracting interest from Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid.
Matt Doherty’s future has also been called into question, with some sources suggesting that Tottenham may cash in on the Republic of Ireland international after just one season at the club.
Right-back is said to be one of the priority positions that Spurs are looking to strengthen this summer, with Aarons reportedly on the club’s radar.
However, Everton have also been credited with an interest in the 21-year-old as Carlo Ancelotti aims to bolster his options at right-back.
Phillips believes that Tottenham should not hesitate to push ahead with a move for Aarons as the England Under-21 international is destined for the top.
When asked about the speculation linking Spurs with the Norwich man, the former Sunderland striker told Football Insider: “He’s a great player.
“Any of the clubs who go for him and secure his services will know they’ve got a good young player who will perform for years.
“He would be a good signing. It depends on who comes in as manager and whether they want him.
“But if they sign him, the club would be securing the services of an exciting young player who will only get better and better.”
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Aarons did not have the best of seasons in the top flight last term but he showed enough promise to suggest that he belongs at the Premier League level.
Not only would the 21-year-old be an improvement on what we have at right-back but he would also help us in meeting the homegrown criteria and could potentially be a fixture in our backline for the next decade.
I am so desperate for us to pull off a deal for Aarons that I would not even mind seeing Spurs loan out Skipp to Norwich for another season as a sweetener to get a deal for the right-back over the line.
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