Norwich are reportedly set to demand £50m for defender Max Aarons, which could ruin Tottenham’s chances of signing him.

The Athletic’s Tottenham journalist Charlie Eccleshare says that Norwich will want £50m for Aarons, regardless of whether or not they are relegated from the Premier League.

He also states that Tottenham might only be able to afford a deal for Aarons if they secure Champions League football for next season.

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Tottenham are currently eighth in the Premier League and seven points off the top four, with qualification for the Champions League looking unlikely. The Premier League is currently suspended, but Tottenham could need a huge run in the last nine games – whenever they are played – in order to finish in the top four.

This means that it could be difficult for them to afford a deal for Aarons in the summer. If they are not able to stump up the £50m Norwich want for the England under-21 international it could be a struggle for them to bring him to London.

Aarons is only 20, but has played in 27 of Norwich’s 29 Premier League games at right-back and been a consistent member of the squad. Despite Norwich being bottom of the table, Aarons has turned in some impressive displays and recently set-up the winning goal as Norwich beat Leicester 1-0, beating his man and crossing for Jamal Lewis to score.

His age and performances could in the Premier League could be why Norwich have set such a high asking price for his signature this summer.

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