Bayern Munich are reportedly stepping up their pursuit of Norwich defender Max Aarons, who has been a long-term target for Premier League giants, Manchester United.
With David Alaba’s impending exit, and Jerome Boateng’s murky contract situation, Hansi Flick is looking to add defensive reinforcements in the summer. The Bundesliga giants have already announced the capture of Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig, and there could be more incomings soon.
The 21-year-old was reportedly on his way to Barcelona last summer before the move fell through, and is under contract with Norwich until 2024. However, according to the Daily Mail, Bayern have continued to monitor his progress, and could make a move for him when the transfer window opens.
The report claims that Norwich sports director, Stuart Webber, confirmed that there has been interest in Aarons from top league around the world, but added that any discussion over a potential transfer will only happen at the end of the season.
Norwich have maintained that they are keen to hold on to Aarons, along with Emi Buendia and Todd Cantwell, as they continue their push to return to the Premier League.
Aarons on Bayern shortlist
According to Sport BILD’s Christian Falk, a number of young players are on Bayern’s shortlist. Those include: VfB Stuttgart’s Borna Sosa (23), Omar Richards (22) from Reading FC, Hertha BSC’s Luca Netz (17), Marco Friedl (22) from Werder Bremen, and Norwich’s Max Aarons.
Shortlist of @FCBayern for a leftback: Borna Sosa (23,/@VfB), Omar Richards (22/@ReadingFC), Luca Netz (17/@HerthaBSC), Marco Friedl (22/@werderbremen). Leftback AND rightback: Max Aarons (21/@NorwichCityFC)
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) February 11, 2021
Flick is looking to add players who can back up Alphonso Davies and Benjamin Pavard next season, and the club is reportedly looking to sell Bouna Sarr in order to bring in some new faces.