Exclusive: Robinson claims PL player could be destined to join Tottenham amid scouting report

Paul Robinson suggested Norwich City defender Max Aarons may be destined to end up at Tottenham.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former Spurs star admitted it could be fate if the 23-year-old ended up at the North London club as he was previously rejected by them as a youngster.

It was reported recently that Spurs were scouting Aarons with it being a priority for the club to sign a right-back in January.

Robinson admitted that he didn’t think the Canaries flyer would instantly address the club’s issues at right-back, but did suggest he could be a good signing for the future.

When asked about Spurs scouting Aarons, Robinson told Football Insider: “I think he is probably one for the future, he is only 19-years-old.

“This is only his second full season playing, he did a full season in the Championship last year, he’s got some U-21s caps, but I don’t think a player like that is ready-made to go into the Spurs team, but he’s certainly one for the future.

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“He’s in the Jack Clarke mould as you’d buy him then loan him back in order for him to carry on his education.

“He’s an interesting story Max Aarons actually.

“Because he went for a trial at Tottenham, rejected a contract at Luton, and his trial was unsuccessful, so he turned down the contract at Luton then Tottenham rejected him.

“It didn’t work out so that’s how he ended up at Norwich after a year or so out of football.

“It could be fate that he ends up back at Tottenham, but I don’t think he’s the immediate answer to the problems we’ve got at right-back.” 

Aarons has played 15 times in the Premier League this season but is yet to register a goal or an assist.

The 23-year-old right-back has been at Carrow Road for the entirety of his professional career and is contracted to stay with Norwich until 2024.

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