Paul Robinson doesn’t think there is space in the current Tottenham team for Max Aarons, even though he would be a good signing for them.
The Englishman has been linked with a move to Spurs since last summer, but the Lilywhites signed Matt Doherty instead.
The Republic of Ireland full-back has joined Serge Aurier as an option for Jose Mourinho in that position.
Doherty was supposed to beat Aurier as the club’s first choice, but the Ivorian has upped his game, giving Mourinho two good right-backs.
The links to Aarons will not go away as he continues his development in the Championship with Norwich City.
Robinson admitted that the youngster has great potential, but at 21, he wouldn’t be attracted to making the move to Tottenham.
This is because he is not going to play and it makes no sense considering that he is the first choice at Carrow Road.
He then said, Spurs can beat the competition to sign him by allowing him to remain on loan with the Canaries.
Robinson told Football Insider: “Tottenham have always signed young players with great potential. Max Aarons is 21 but he is not going to want to come to Spurs and not play.
“He has been linked with a move to Spurs for a long time now but things have changed. Serge Aurier has improved hugely this season, he has been a lot better under Jose and Matt Doherty’s arrival has given him the wake up call that he needed.
“I cannot see Aaron getting any game time. Where would he play? Doherty and Aurier would play ahead of him.
“He could be signed and loaned back out as a potential one for the future. Spurs have done that type of deal in the past and they are likely to again. Daniel (Levy) likes doing deals like that.”