REPORT: Norwich City Turn Down Two Bids From Barcelona for Max Aarons

Max Aarons

Norwich City have declined two separate bids from Barcelona for full-back Max Aarons. According to David Ornstein of the Athletic, the Catalan club have been monitoring the 20-year-old for months.

The Norfolk-based club are facing the difficult task of keeping their squad together after last season’s relegation. The Canaries possess a young and highly-talented squad, which has made keeping their stars extremely challenging.

Barcelona See Two Bids Rejected for Norwich City’s Max Aarons

The Two Bids Norwich Rejected Broken Down

The initial conversations between Barcelona and Norwich were regarding a loan deal with the option to buy. However, there were no performance-related add-ons or appearance-based bonuses.

The second bid was believed to be an initial £20 million, with performance and appearance-based add-ons included. It appears that Norwich would only have considered an offer which bought the 20-year-old outright.

Barcelona Turn Their Attentions Elsewhere

Although a third move for Max Aarons could still be on the cards, Barcelona are weighing up their options elsewhere.

One name that has been linked with a big-money move to Barcelona is Ajax full-back Sergino Dest. However, the USA international finds himself in the middle of a tug of war between Barcelona and treble-winners Bayern Munich.

Max Aarons is Still a Wanted Man in Europe

Despite Barcelona turning their attentions to Dest, a number of other clubs remain interested in the full-back. Like the Dest situation, Bayern Munich are also interested in Aarons. Fellow German side Bayer Leverkusen have also stepped up their interest in him, but face competition from England.

Although Norwich were relegated last season, Aarons proved that he could handle the rigours of the Premier League. His performances in 2019/20 campaign have attracted a whole host of top-flight clubs. Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa have been particularly fond of the 20-year-old but will do well to see off competition from the European giants that also want Aarons.

 

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