One of the main targets for Tottenham is Norwich City’s Max Aarons and it was only a matter of time before the player or one of his representatives made some sort of statement on the youngsters future.
The 20-year-old was speaking to the Athletic and he had the following to say when asked about the speculation over his future.
“It’s kind of natural that, as a 20-year-old playing in the Premier League, there will be things out there in the press”
“I just leave that to the people off the pitch, like Stuart or the club, to deal with. I’ve just tried to focus on finishing the season well in myself and now going away, relaxing over the weeks we have off, and then coming in strong for pre-season.
“Anything else that happens or takes place; it’s not really in my hands. All I can do as a professional footballer is try to develop my game and come back sharp, come back strong and come back ready for a big season.
“I’ve got four years left on my contract here, so I’ll be coming back ready to go. Ready to attack next year.
“As the manager said, we need some fresh blood, we’ve made two new signings (in Jacob Sorensen and Przemyslaw Placheta) and it looks really positive. They will definitely improve the team. We’ve got a good core group here and if we can just add some fresh energy at different points, we’ll be stronger than ever.”
Now, the last parts of Aarons comments are standard stuff, he has to say he is focussed and speak positive about next season and so on simply because he cannot say anything negative just in case he is still a Norwich player when the next campaign gets underway.
What is interesting was the first parts when he said it is out of his hands, that it is up to others to decide his next step. That is as close as it gets to him admitting that he is looking to leave Carrow Road this summer.
There was no denial at all, no I am staying put and do not want to leave, it was fairly clear to me the second I read “I just leave that to the people off the pitch, like Stuart or the club, to deal with” that he expects to be pulling on a different shirt when next season kicks off.
At the very least I take his comments as positive from a Tottenham perspective and I am very optimistic he will be a Spurs player this summer.
Up to Daniel Levy to make it happen now.