Aarons the wrong Tottenham target this summer

BBC journalist David Ornstein has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are interested in the possibility of signing Norwich City defender Max Aarons, per Radio Five Live.

What’s the word?

Spurs are reportedly keen to bring in a number of players this summer as Mauricio Pochettino looks to revamp his squad.

Aarons enjoyed a breakthrough season at Carrow Road, playing 43 times in all competitions as Daniel Farke’s men sealed a return to the Premier League.

And he could well be on his way to Spurs if one of Kieran Trippier or Serge Aurier is sold this summer; Football Italia report claims from Valter De Maggio that Napoli are interested in signing the England international.

Ornstein said: “Right-back is an area (they could strengthen).

“If they were to lose one of their right-backs, they’re keen on Max Aarons, the Norwich right-back, 19-years-old, he’s had a fantastic season at Carrow Road.”

Spurs were also linked with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, of Crystal Palace, as they look to sign a new defender this summer.

Indeed, The Sun claimed in March that the club were interested in the Eagles star as they look to offload both Trippier and Aurier.

A significant downgrade

Signing Aarons is fine for the future but Spurs will need a first-choice right-back if both Trippier and Aurier are allowed to leave, otherwise Pochettino may be forced to trust Kyle Walker-Peters in the role.

Aarons is actually three years younger than Walker-Peters and therein lies the rub; a move for Wan-Bissaka makes a great deal more sense.

The latter at least has Premier League experience and can point to his previous performances at Selhurst Park as the reason behind Spurs’ pursuit.

Aarons, as it stands, is nothing more than potential.

And if Spurs are to progress and break through the glass ceiling in the Premier League, they need the finished article.