Bayern Munich want to sign Norwich City right-back Max Aarons this summer.
Sky Sports report that the Bundesliga giants are willing to pay €20 million to sign the Englishman.
Bayern want to sign a young back-up to Benjamin Pavard and have pinpointed Aarons as the perfect target.
Aarons and his club suffered relegation to the Championship this month, meaning the Canaries’ young stars will be available for relatively cheap fees.
2019/20 was a very disappointing campaign for Daniel Farke’s men, as they finished bottom of the table in their first season back in the top flight.
Aarons was one of the few positives of their season.
While he perhaps did not live up to the hype that he earned in the Championship in 2018/19, he still had a great campaign for a 20-year-old playing his first season in the Premier League.
It may be a slight concern that he was a regular part of the league’s poorest defence. Norwich conceded 75 goals, eight more than the next-worst team.
Yet Aarons is, as mentioned, still only 20. The positives to his game outweigh the negatives. He has plenty of time to iron out any deficiencies.
Will Aarons become the latest Englishman to move to Germany?
If Aarons does indeed move to Munich, he will become the latest of numerous young English players to have moved to Germany in the last few years.
Ademola Lookman, Reiss Nelson, Jonjoe Kenny and Nat Phillips have spent time there on loan, with Lookman joining RB Leipzig on a permanent deal last summer.
Germany has proved to be a successful breeding ground for young talent. This batch of young English players have wisely recognised this.
A move to Bundesliga’s biggest team may be a bigger risk than one to a slightly smaller club, however.
Aarons would most likely not go straight into the Bayern starting XI.
France World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard has locked down the right-back spot in Hansi Flick’s side. There is also the presence of Joshua Kimmich, although he looks set to stay in midfield.
With that said, nobody expected Alphonso Davies to be converted into a top-class left-back either.
Like David Alaba, Pavard could move into the centre of defence, leaving the right side open.
In Flick, the Bavarians seem to have stumbled upon a top manager.
If he can have the same impact on Aarons as he did on Davies, this could be a great move for all parties.