Just a couple of days ago, we covered a story from Sky Sports in which it was suggested that Manchester United had stepped up their interest in Max Aarons of Norwich City.
Shortly after that story broke, the usually reliable Matt Law gave his take on the situation for The Telegraph. He writes that the Premier League new boys are ‘determined’ to keep ahold of the 19-year-old amid interest from the Red Devils.
Apparently, United see Aarons as an alternative to Aaron Wan-Bissaka should the move for the Crystal Palace man fall through – and it’s easy to see why. Norwich City’s right-back was brilliant in their successful promotion campaign, earning himself a place in the Championship Team of the Season.
Again, Aarons fits the young player profile that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is intent on targeting during a huge summer transfer window, and although no fee is mentioned, you’d imagine he’d be significantly cheaper than the aforementioned Wan-Bissaka.
I guess the only obvious knock on Aarons is that he’s yet to play any Premier League football in his career. The smart thing to do would be to keep tabs on him over the next twelve months – but by that point, you’d hope the Red Devils would have already found their long-term right-back solution.