Tottenham are close to reaching an agreement with Norwich City defender Max Aarons but he may not join until the summer, Football Insider has learned.
The London giants have been working on a deal to sign the 20-year-old after making him one of their top targets to fill their problem right-back position.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that the club have made progress in prising Aarons from Norwich and the player has indicated he is keen to make the move.
But Daniel Farke’s side do not want to let him go this window and the deal is said to be on hold until the end of the season.
Nevertheless, Tottenham are increasingly hopeful they have done enough to convince the super-quick full-back his future is in north London.
This comes after Football Insider revealed that a Spurs representative has been calling the Norwich man’s camp “every day” to convince him to join.
The England Under-21 international has made a huge impact this season for relegation-threatened Norwich.
His forward raids and overlaps from right-backs, coupled with his searing pace, have impressed scouts from clubs not just in the Premier League but from Europe’s biggest leagues as well.
Aarons, who signed a new five-year Norwich contract last July, has started 22 of Norwich’s 24 league matches this season after being a star player in their promotion campaign last term.
Tottenham’s pursuit of the England Under-21 international comes as they prepare to offload their right-back Kyle Walker.
As revealed by Football Insider yesterday, Southampton are in pole position to sign the 22-year-old this month after he held talks with both them and Crystal Palace.
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