Everton have reportedly lodged an enquiry with Norwich City for the availability of Max Aarons, who is also being chased by clubs outside England.

According to The Sun, Everton have rekindled their interest in Norwich City defender Max Aarons and have approached the Canaries to assess the possibility of a summer transfer. However, they will face competition from Borussia Monchengladbach, VfL Wolfsburg and Marseille, who are also keen on the EFL Championship ace.

Aarons is a product of Norwich City’s youth academy and burst into prominence during the 2018/19 season. He has since featured 165 times for the Championship outfit, registering five goals and 15 assists. The 22-year-old has proven his mettle in the Premier League during 2019/20 and 2020/21, even though the Canaries have ended up getting relegated on both occasions.

With Norwich back in the second division and needing to make cuts to their squad, Aarons is staring at an uncertain future at Carrow Road. The English right-back has less than two years left on his contract and could be allowed to leave, piquing the interest of several clubs across Europe.

As mentioned earlier, German clubs Borussia Monchengladbach and Wolfsburg are interested, while Marseille have already approached Norwich for his signing. Everton, too, have made an enquiry as Frank Lampard looks to add new faces to his roster after just about surviving relegation last time out.

Aarons back on Everton's radar. (Picture Courtesy - AFP/Getty Images)
Aarons back on Everton’s radar. (Picture Courtesy – AFP/Getty Images)

Everton were keen on signing Max Aarons last summer but could not complete the deal. They are now back for the 22-year-old as captain Seamus Coleman enters the final phase of his career. The Irishman will turn 34 in a few months and will slowly need to be phased out of the first-team setup at Goodison Park.

Meanwhile, Jonjoe Kenny has left the club, leaving Lampard with the inexperienced Nathan Patterson as the only other natural option at right-back apart from the ageing Coleman. So, it would make sense for Everton to look at strengthening the position, with Aarons emerging as a viable transfer target.

Priced at £15 million, the 22-year-old has some degree of experience at this level and can be a fine replacement for Coleman if nurtured well. Several big clubs such as Bayern Munich, Arsenal, and Manchester United have all been linked with Aarons in the past, indicating the vast potential the English full-back possesses. A move to Goodison Park could be a smart decision for both parties.

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