In a recent tweet, renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Everton are the frontrunners to land Max Aarons from Norwich City this summer. It is believed that the negotiations are progressing well for the Toffees as they hope to reach an agreement to acquire the English defender’s services at the end of this season.
Everton are leading the race to sign Max Aarons – advanced talks and negotiations progressing for the right back. ? #EFC
Many clubs are interested as Max Aarons will leave Norwich in the summer – Everton have started contacts since February and hope to reach an agreement soon. https://t.co/phsV5Opcb8
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 23, 2021
Aarons’ Incredible Season In The EFL Championship So Far
Aarons is having one of the best seasons of his young career at Carrow Road as he has put in some mesmerizing performances as Daniel Farke’s first-team right back. The 21-year-old has been involved in 44 matches for the Canaries this term, netting one goal and providing four assists in multiple competitions.
The 11-time England Under-21 international has given a good account of himself at both ends of the field based on his average of 0.7 tackles, 0.8 interceptions, 1.8 clearances, 0.6 shots, 1.4 key passes, 0.8 crosses and 1.4 dribbles per 90 minutes in the EFL Championship this season. He has also been accurate when distributing the ball from the right-wing, as evidenced by his pass completion rate of 83.7% in league football (stats via whoscored).
Aarons has proven his worth in the Championship this season and is on the verge of securing the league title as the Norfolk outfit are sitting pretty with a healthy five-point lead at the top of the table going into the final three games of this campaign.
Is Aarons The Right Choice For The Toffees?
Aarons is transforming himself into a decent crosser of the ball as he has got the vision to cut open the opposition defence with some pin-point passes from the right flank. The English sensation has got the pace and dribbling ability to make some driving runs with the ball out on the wide areas. Hence, we can expect him to be a decent option for Carlo Ancelotti to consider this summer as he will add some creativity and balance to the Toffees squad in the coming seasons.
At 21, Aarons has the potential to develop himself into a top talent in English football, but there are still some question marks over whether he has got what it takes to succeed in the Premier League, where he has previously struggled with the Canaries. Maybe the talented full-back could be tempted with the opportunity to join Ancelotti’s revolution at Goodison Park as such a move would give him the platform to take his game to another level under the expert stewardship of the Everton manager.
Furthermore, Aarons has shown that he has good defensive awareness and the right temperament to be a solid presence at the back. He is a decent tackler who has shown great hunger to earn possession back for his team. Aarons is also not afraid to put his foot through the ball when needed. With all things considered, he will be an excellent choice for the Merseyside club in the long run as long as Ancelotti is willing to give him regular playing minutes over the next few seasons.