Manchester United will turn to Norwich City’s Max Aarons if they fail in their effort to sign Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer, according to a report from Sky Sports.
The Red Devils have had an initial offer of £40m refused last week but have indicated they will make an improved second offer, with Palace holding out for a fee close to £60m for Wan-Bissaka.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United have a back-up plan should Palace block the England U21 international’s exit and have named Max Aarons as their second-choice target.
Interestingly, Palace are also keen on the Norwich starlet alongside RB Leipzig and Tottenham, the report adds.
Defensive reinforcements are eagerly needed at Old Trafford, with a long-term replacement for Antonio Valencia a must.
Norwich’s Max Aarons is one such impressive talent who could be an excellent long-term replacement for Valencia.
Aarons made 41 appearances in the Championship, was named the EFL Young Player of the Season and involved in the PFA Championship team of the year as part of Farke’s title-winning side last season.
The 19-year-old is great on the overlap, a good crosser of the ball and would do well in Solskjaer’s expansive system.
Given his lack of top-flight experience, he’ll be a risk to take but Aarons could be a real breath of fresh air at Old Trafford next season.
Aarons still has a lot of growing to do but would fit into the way United play.
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