Despite a Premier League return with Norwich City; Max Aarons remains a highly sort after defender across Europe’s top leagues.
The 21-year-old right-back has made 127 appearances for the Canaries since making his debut in August 2018, aged just 18. His first appearance came in a 3-1 win against Stevenage in the Carabao Cup. Two weeks later, he scored his first senior goal away to Cardiff City in the same competition.
Daniel Farke decided to test his capabilities by giving him his first league start away to bitter rivals Ipswich Town. Aarons performance earned him high praise, and he went on to play the remaining 41 Championship games as Norwich sealed the title. The young defender getting called up to the England U19’s squad in the process.
The dynamic full-back earned a place in the 2018/19 Championship Team of the Season and won the EFL Young Player of the Season award.
Aarons Premier League Dream
After such a successful spell in the Championship, the Premier League would be a different test for the former Luton youngster. However, he took to the challenge like a duck to water.
Aarons amassed 36 Premier League appearances and notched one assist. Despite it being a difficult season for an inexperienced Norwich side, he was one of the shining lights. His ability to go forwards and join attacks saw links develop to some of England’s top teams.
The defender’s profile was enhanced further as he progressed into the England U21’s set up ahead of their Euro Qualifiers. In June 2020, Max was nominated for the Golden Boy award. His attitude to playing for Norwich remained professional despite the growing noise about his potential.
Another Championship Season To Remember
Aarons was heavily linked to Barcelona in the summer and looked to join the list of prized assets that would be snatched away from Norwich. Although, after the transfer window closed, he remained a Norwich City player.
He has not let his standards drop, playing 43 times so far this season. Aarons scored his second goal of the campaign at Loftus Road on Saturday as Norwich moved a step closer to the Championship title.
Norwich City owner Delia Smith spoke about Max Aarons potential a few months ago:
Recently, Aarons has been heavily linked with a summer move to West Ham and Everton. However, Daniel Farke reiterated that Max will not be sold unless it is to one of Europe’s most elite clubs. All Norwich fans will be hoping that he is willing to stay another season at Carrow Road, as the club hope to stabilise in the top-flight.
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