Jose Mourinho has ‘personally contacted’ Norwich City starlet Max Aarons in a bid to make him a Tottenham player this summer, according to reports in France.
Aarons has featured in 27 of Norwich’s 29 Premier League games since the club’s return to the top-flight. The right-back won the penalty that was scored by Teemu Pukki in the Canaries’ 2-1 defeat at Spurs earlier this year.
French outlet Soccer Link claims Mourinho has been in touch with Aarons, who is also said to be attracting interest from Arsenal.
Over the weekend, we relayed a story from L’Equipe suggesting Mourinho has spoken to Paris Saint-Germain right-back Thomas Meunier. However, ESPN subsequently reported that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would prefer a younger signing as he wants to reduce the average age of the squad.
Aarons would certainly be a solution to that problem, though Meunier obviously brings far more experience than the 20-year-old. It would arguably be more logical to bring in a future England star as opposed to an ageing Belgium international.
In any case, it looks like Spurs are on a mission to provide Serge Aurier with genuine competition for next season.