Tottenham Hotspur have established a solid reputation as an ideal home for the next generation of English talent to fine tune their talent, and a report in The Mirror suggests that they are lining up a player who could be the next big thing to rise under Mauricio Pochettino.
According to The Mirror, Spurs are planning on stepping up their interest in Norwich City’s Max Aarons ahead of the summer window.
The coveted full-back is also attracting interest from Chelsea and Arsenal, although Spurs are leading the chase for his signature, as per the aforementioned source.
Tottenham scouts have already filtered back positive reports about his talent, but Norwich have placed a £15 million price-tag on his head to stave off interest.
However, for a 19-year-old of his potential, that fee still represents an incredible opportunity.
Aarons has been exceptional on the right side of Daniel Farke’s backline this season. Defensive solidity has been supplemented with potent bursts forward into the final-third, as his return of two goals and four assists illuminates.
His reputation has been snowballing in recent months but it was his excellent performance against Leeds United on Saturday which really caught the eye.
Pitted against Whites favourite and outstanding Championship ace Pablo Hernandez, Aarons stifled his creativity and deprived the promotion contenders of their main source of inspiration. That the Spaniard was withdrawn by Marcelo Bielsa at half-time tells you all you need to know about the quality of his opponent’s performance.
Neither Kyle Walker nor Kieran Trippier are exactly edging towards international retirement just yet but Aarons has already built a compelling case to argue he will eventually succeed both the ex and current Tottenham players within the England set-up.
Those two have reaped the rewards of learning from Pochettino, and Aarons could follow in their footsteps if he agrees to move to north London in the summer.