Everton must not rush into a deal for Max Aarons and should instead put all their efforts into signing Tariq Lamptey.

That is according to ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the Toffees were handed a boost in their pursuit of the Norwich right-back.

This site revealed last Thursday that the Canaries are willing to sell the 21-year-old despite their recent promotion to the Premier League.


It is understood that Norwich will accept a £30million bid for the defender and are already searching for his replacement.

Brighton and England Under-21 right-back Lamptey is also widely reported as being an Everton target.

And Kenny insists that Everton would be better off trying to bring the 5 ft 4 in defender to Goodison Park.

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“They could be making a mistake,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“Would he want to stay at Norwich after they’ve just been promoted? It would be difficult for him to leave.

“But he is a Championship player, he’s not Premier League at the moment.

“It is a lot of money to pay for a player who has just been promoted but has only played one season in the Premier League. 

“Lamptety could be the one. He’s a very good player. Everton are hit-and-miss. You don’t know what you’re going to get from them each week.

“They need to start getting a little bit more consistent. A right-back, you’d think, would be part of that.”

Lamptey, 20, signed a new contract with Brighton in January.

The Athletic report that his fresh terms are not a barrier to a potential transfer and will have no impact on the fee a buying club can expect to pay.

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