Everton set to challenge Man Utd and Bayern for Max Aarons

Everton are looking to add more attacking impetus down their right flank with the acquisition of Norwich City’s Max Aarons, according to Premier League Central sources.

The Merseysiders are coming off the back of a historic win over bitter city rivals Liverpool as Carlo Ancelotti guided the Toffees to a 2-0 win over Jurgen Klopp’s men at Anfield on Saturday evening.

One issue that the Blues have had this season is finding the same creativity from right fullback that Lucas Digne has provided down the left flank.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 22: Abdoulaye Doucouré of Everton(R) celebrates after scoring their sides third goal with Lucas Digne of Everton(L) during the Premier League match between Fulham and Everton at Craven Cottage on November 22, 2020 in London, England. (PHOTO BY JOHN SIBLEY – POOL/GETTY IMAGES)

Trusted sources close to Premier League Central now report that Max Aarons is a target for Ancelotti. The Italian manager will need to move quickly to ensure his side doesn’t miss out as Bayern have already made contact with Norwich while Man Utd are also interested.

A move to Goodison Park makes a lot of sense for Aarons as it means he wouldn’t need to emigrate to Germany and having already impressed in the Premier League, he’d need very little time to adjust to the league.

A move to the Bundesliga, while attractive and accompanied by the prospect of Champions League football, comes with more obstacles and challenges.

NORWICH, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 28: Max Aarons of Norwich City celebrates after Jamal Lewis scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Leicester City at Carrow Road on February 28, 2020 in Norwich, United Kingdom. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY JULIAN FINNEY/GETTY IMAGES.

Aarons’ contract with Norwich City runs until June 30th, 2024 so Everton won’t be able to get him on the cheap especially seeing as the Canaries seem fated to achieve immediate promotion back to the Premier League after they finished bottom of the table last season.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.
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