Whelan backs Tottenham Hotspur to recruit Aarons who is seen in the photo
Norwich City v Luton Town Sky Bet Championship Max Aarons of Norwich in action during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxUKxCHN Copyright: xPaulxChestertonx FIL-15258-0128

In a recent interview with Football Insider, former Leeds United forward Noel Whelan backed Tottenham Hotspur to recruit Norwich City full-back, Max Aarons, this summer. Whelan said,

“Matt Doherty and Serge Aurier had disappointing seasons so it is not surprising to hear Spurs are chasing another right-back.

“Matt Doherty in particular was poor. He was a new signing but just didn’t see to fit in. He put in some really bad performances and no one was very impressed with what he did.

“Aurier is a liability. He is very hit and miss and he has not wanted to be there for a while.

“Max Aarons is a great player and a lot of clubs are interested in him. He would be a great signing for Spurs because he is the perfect age. He will only get better.

“At Norwich he showed he can go both ways. He is excellent going forward and Tottenham need a player like that. He would fit the bill, 100 per cent.

“The stumbling block is the price.”

Aarons’ Incredible Form At Carrow Road Last Season

The 21-year-old enjoyed a brilliant campaign with the Canaries recently as he helped them win the EFL Championship title and earn promotion back to the Premier League. Aarons made 47 appearances for the Norfolk club last season, registering two goals and five assists in all competitions.

The London-born right-back deserves credit for influencing the game at both ends of the field as he averaged 0.7 tackles, 0.9 interceptions, 1.8 clearances, 0.6 shots, 1.4 key passes and 1.4 dribbles per game in the EFL Championship. He even distributed the ball with conviction after completing 83% of his attempted passes in league football (stats via whoscored).

Whelan backs Tottenham Hotspur to recruit Aarons who is seen in the picture
Norwich City v Luton Town Sky Bet Championship Max Aarons of Norwich in action during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxUKxCHN Copyright: xPaulxChestertonx FIL-15258-0120

Will Aarons Be A Good Option For Tottenham This Summer?

Aarons is a quick and agile full-back who can make a few energetic sprints down the right flank. He proved his worth as a good playmaker in the Championship last season as he can get to the byline and deliver some inviting crosses into the opposition penalty box.

The Canaries sensation can even get stuck in with some tackles to secure the ball back for his team. He doesn’t take too many chances with his clearances and is usually a reliable defender at the back. An up-and-coming two-way right-back like Aarons will be a decent addition to Spurs’ squad as he has the potential to become a consistent performer for them in the Premier League next season.

At 21, Aarons will only get better with each season, so Tottenham can expect to get the best out of him in the years to come. He will be a decent option for the North London outfit in the long run and could be a solid replacement for Serge Aurier, who flattered to deceive with his performances at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last season.

A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.