Max Aarons will undoubtedly make a move from Norwich City to a big European club following Thursday’s statement by owner Delia Smith.
The right-backs time in the Championship has become limited. Quite frankly, Norwich is lucky to still have him on their roster for the remainder of the season.
Aarons came close, very close, to moving over to Spain during the January transfer window, almost joining Barcelona.
Unfortunately, the deal could not be completed, however, this doesn’t mean he has missed his big-money move.
In fact, it just leaves the door open for others interested to pursue the Englishman. So much so, the club knows his career will continue away from Carrow Road as of next season.
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Norwich owner Delia Smith had this to say about Max Aarons:
Luckily, because of this wonderful team behind the scenes, we have some really lovely players.
They’ve got a nice temperament and Max Aarons is one of the best. He is going to be one of the top footballers and it won’t be at Norwich.
He knows that, we know that. But we didn’t have any problem with Max or his parents on this particular occasion and this particular deal. Obviously, we will lose him, but that is part of our plan. (Via: Sky Sports)
Who is the team most likely to bring Max Aarons to their club?
The club eager to make their move this summer is German giants and Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich.
They along with Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester United and many of Europe’s big hitters have been linked with a move for the 21-year-old fullback.
The Bavarians are the big favourites of the lot and now appear they will beat others to his signature. But they will have to pay a large fee for the Championship player.
The owner and club made it publically clear what they want for him and have slapped a price-tag of between £30-35m on their future star.
Not a huge asking price in most cases, but for a player who’s best came in the EFL is a huge risk for the buyer.
Max Aarons has options
If all fails, Aarons will not be short of options. Most importantly, he will be able to play top-flight ball wherever he lands.
His side currently leads the EFL table standings and are six points clear of Brentford at the summit – promotion to the Premier League is calling for them.
This in return gives the Canaries the power in the transfer. They will be able to demand whatever they want for the 21-year-old.
They could start a bidding war for a player they believe will be world-class one day – despite the transfer market taking a huge hit during the pandemic they could charge much more.
Bayern Munich have already added Dayot Upamecano to their ranks after agreeing to pay his buyout clause at RB Leipzig and the player agreeing to join them.
They look like they will be busy strengthen in defence in the summer, hence the Max Aarons link and tying up the Upamecano business early.