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Spurs: Antonio Conte interested in Max Aarons

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in a deal to bring Max Aarons to north London in the January transfer window.

What’s the talk?

That’s according to a report by 90min, who claim that Antonio Conte would be willing to sell either Matt Doherty or Emerson Royal this winter, and is considering the Norwich City right-back as a potential candidate to bring into the club.

Further reports have suggested that the Championship side would be willing to part with the 22-year-old in January, as long as they were to receive an offer in the region of £15m.

Imagine him & Spence

While the report also states that Tottenham’s £20m summer signing, Djed Spence, is expected to be loaned out this winter, considering just how impressive the 22-year-old was against Nottingham Forest on Wednesday, it would appear wise for Conte to retain the services of the England U21 international heading into the second half of the campaign.

And, considering just how exciting a prospect Aarons undoubtedly is, the prospect of the full-back linking up with his England U21 teammate at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this winter will certainly be a tantalising one for all involved with the club.

Indeed, according to FBref, the £15.6m-rated talent ranks in the top 20% of full-backs in leagues similar to the level of the Championship for non-penalty goals per 90, as well as the top 10% for passes attempted, the top 26% for passes completed, the top 10% for progressive passes and the top 16% for dribbles completed over the last 365 days.

For comparison, FBref rank Spence in the top 37% of full-backs for non-penalty goals per 90, in addition to the bottom 20% for passes attempted, the bottom 31% for progressive passes, the top 46% for passes completed and the top 2% for dribbles completed over the past 12 months.

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Furthermore, with Football Talent Scout Jacek Kulig suggesting that the “attacking” Aarons is a similar type of player to the former Tottenham and current Manchester City right-back Kyle Walker, it is clear to see just how much potential the Canaries starlet possesses.

As such, should Fabio Paratici manage to get a deal over the line for the £22.5k-per-week defender in January, it would appear as if the sporting director could well have formed Tottenham’s right-back pairing for the foreseeable future, with the prospect of Conte having both Aarons and Spence as options on the right undoubtedly being an extremely exciting thought.