ARSENAL are set to go head-to-head with Tottenham within the battle to signal Norwich starlet Maz Aarons.
The teenage defender has emerged as one of many brightest younger prospects within the nation together with his shows for Norwich this season.
That has captured the curiosity of a number of golf equipment within the Premier League, with Tottenham repeatedly sending scouts to look at him in motion.
However the Mirror declare Arsenal at the moment are within the hunt, and that they may do every thing they’ll to beat their North London rivals to his signature.
The London-born right-back doesn’t even flip 19 till subsequent month however he has already gained a status as probably the greatest younger defenders within the nation.
Aarons solely made his full league debut within the Outdated Farm derby in opposition to Ipswich in August.
Since then he has develop into an everyday fixture within the Norwich aspect as Daniel Farke makes an attempt to cause them to promotion to the Premier League.
And with the Canaries defying many pundits by sustaining the push for a high two end within the Championship this season, it makes any potential deal onerous to agree.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery is nicely conscious he must make wholesale modifications to his squad to type out the defensive issues which proceed to blight the membership.
Emery has really made the Gunners worse defensively than in any season underneath Arsene Wenger – a state of affairs that can’t be allowed to proceed long-term.
Focusing on Aarons will see them look to herald a younger participant who generally is a long-term viable choice for the membership for years to return.
But having arrived late to the race for his providers, they’ve some floor to make up on Spurs who’ve lengthy made their curiosity recognized.
Norwich are determined to not lose their participant at such an important stage of their push for a return to the highest flight.
So January bids for his providers can be massively unwelcome, although the membership are lifelike and know curiosity within the England under-10 worldwide is powerful.
They’d wrestle to withstand a proposal near £15m, however would insist on inserting a clause which might see him loaned again to them right away.