Tottenham appear to be setting their sights on a new young right back for the future.
Spurs have sold both Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier in recent years and now the club are left with Serge Aurier (27) and Kyle Walker-Peters (22). Neither player has managed to look convincing consistently in the last 6 months or so and so it makes sense for the club to be looking to invest in this area of the field.
Now according to Sky Sports, Tottenham are eyeing Max Aarons of Norwich and RB Leipzig’s Nordi Mukiele, who is capable of playing both at right back and central defence.
Both players would offer significant quality to the squad, even though Aarons is only 19 and Mukiele 22. On the face of it you’d expect Mukiele to be the easier of the duo to sign in January, but Leipzig currently sit top of the Bundesliga and remain in the Champions League, making it unlikely they will part with one of their key defenders who has only recently joined the club and is unlikely to push for a move.
On the other hand you have Aarons playing for a Norwich side who may already be resigned to relegation and whilst they won’t want to sell him, the opportunity to have funds for next seasons rebuild would appeal, especially if a club meet their £30million asking price.
Aarons clearly has a huge amount of quality and aged just 19 already looks comfortable in the Premier League. Spurs should not allow him to join Arsenal as he is a generational talent and with more than 10 years of his career ahead of him, £30million would prove a good investment.
Time will tell who Spurs go for, but a new right back certainly appears high on the agenda.