Everton have expressed a desire to sign Norwich City’s highly-rated defender Max Aarons this summer, according to Fabrizio Romano.  

Carlo Ancelotti is apparently looking for a new right-back to either give competition to or replace Seamus Coleman.

It looks like they may be entering into a straight shoot-out with Bayern Munich to acquire Aarons.

Battling Bayern

Eurosport stated that the German giants were pulling away from the chasing pack and looked favourites to buy Norwich’s young star.

This may be a difficult offer to turn down from a player point of view. It may also be impossible for the Canaries to refuse if Bayern meet their asking price.

Sky Sports reported that the Championship club had placed a £35 million price tag on Aaron’s shoulders, whereas Euro Sport said it would take an offer of £40 million or more to buy him.

These figures might discourage many punters because of the current financial football market.

Not Everton. As demonstrated by their transfer activity over the past few years, the Toffees are not afraid to splash the cash to improve their squad.

 

Agent Godfrey

They have already swooped one of the Canaries most treasured eggs from their nest.

Ben Godfrey joined Everton from Norwich last October for £25 million (BBC Sport), making him the fifth signing of that particular window.

Ancelotti will hope he can use Godfrey’s links to lure Aarons away from Bayern and bring him to Goodison Park.

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The English duo featured 66 times together for Norwich’s first team between 2018 and 2020.

Godfrey and Aarons have also played with one another at U19 and U21 level with England.

Dreaming of Europe

A major aspect in Aarons’ decision might also be if Everton can secure European football for next season.

Five points separate Everton and West Ham United in fourth, with three or four other teams challenging for one spot.

Bayern can of course guarantee Aarons Champions League football whenever he wants.

It’s now all down to the talented Canary where he wants to land next.

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