Date: 17th July 2019 at 4:35pm
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For more than six months, Tottenham were tipped to sign Max Aarons amid uncertainty over Kieran Trippier’s future, but nothing has come of the rumours. Spurs were linked with the Norwich City defender all the way back in December 2018, but it now appears they’ve given up trying.

According to Dan Kilpatrick of the Evening Standard, Tottenham were unwilling to match Aarons’ asking price of £20m. The Lilywhites were admirers of the 19-year-old but didn’t think he was worth the money. But with Trippier nearing a £25m move to Atletico Madrid, couldn’t that money have gone towards signing Aarons?

He would have been a fantastic addition to the squad. Aarons made 41 Championship appearances last season, scoring and creating eight goals. He created 31 chances, made 56 successful dribbles, won 25 aerial duels (37%), averaged 44 passes-per-game with 81% accuracy, blocked 54 crosses/shots/passes, made 65 clearances and whipped in 78 crosses with 13% accuracy.

Aarons also averaged a tackle (64) or interception (46) every 31 minutes. Spurs wouldn’t meet his asking price, however, and latest reports now suggest Tottenham will avoid bringing in a new right-back altogether. It appears Mauricio Pochettino will stick with Juan Foyth, Serge Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters for next season.

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3 Replies to “Explained: Why Tottenham failed to sign Max Aarons”

  • probably sticking with what he has got because he was told too. if a young lad can go to UTd for double what Norwich set his price . £20 mill sounds a bit of a steal to me. Having watched young Aarons for the season, he has more about than what the full back Spurs just sold, plus being so young years of service lay ahead.

    Next season his asking price will be nearer or above what Utd just paid.

  • The reason spurs didn’t sign max arrons beaus norwich had no intention of selling him to anyone

  • Just look at Sam Byram.

    Aarons is a quality player, but will be testing himself against better players now. The previous poster is right, if he succeeds then the price goes up. If not, but looks like he could grow… then could be picked up for less if we’re going down.

    On the other hand for max, if he’d gone to spurs and fell down the pecking order due to injury or whatever reason. Then who knows what it would do to him. A few years in the wilderness and its career rebuild time. We signed a guy from Germany to play Max’s position last term and the guy didn’t get a sniff once max was up and running.

    Well cheer him on, but you never know what he the season will bring. Otbc

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