Tottenham chief Daniel Levy may sign Norwich City defender Max Aarons on a buy-to-loan deal, according to Paul Robinson.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former White Hart Lane number one claimed that while the 21-year-old has “great potential” he would struggle to get regular game time in Jose Mourinho’s side with Serge Aurier and Matt Doherty at the club.

According to The Sunday Mirror (24 January p72), Spurs recruitment chief Steve Hitchen watched Aarons in the Canaries 2-0 win over Bristol City last week.

Football Insider understands that the right-back is a long-term target for the Lilywhites.

Aarons has been ever-present for Norwich in the Championship this season – Daniel Farke’s side are currently top of the table, seven points clear of second-placed Swansea City.

When asked by Football Insider if there was room for Aarons at Spurs, Robinson said:

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“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.” 

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