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Bat Country: Tottenham looking to Norwich for right back depth

Silly Season is here, everyone! Let’s head to the salt mine.

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The January transfer window officially opens on Tuesday, and with Tottenham Hotspur second in the league, still in the Champions League and eyeing up both the League Cup and FA Cup, depth is becoming a question. There is no denying that Spurs’ M*A*S*H unit is becoming big enough where it could almost field it’s own Starting XI, and that’s a problem.

Embellishment aside, fullback has been one of those positions where it seems nobody has managed to stay healthy except for Ben Davies. Kieran Trippier has dealt with a couple of injuries, as had Serge Aurier and Danny Rose. While all three seem to be getting back to fitness soon, Kyle Walker-Peters has been asked to hop in and he’s done his job. Still, The Daily Mail think we’re in for a fullback, and a right back at that. According to them, Spurs are keen on a £15m move for Norwich teenager Max Aarons, who is currently tearing apart the Championship.

Since being called up to the senior squad for the Canaries, Aarons has been a permanent fixture in their Starting XI. He has made 19 straight appearances in league play, with 15 of them being starts. The defender has chipped in two goals and provided three assists, but what he’s been known for is his ability to get upfield with solid pace and take on defenders.

So why is this Bat Country? The obvious reasons, of course.

First, there are zero quotes. This is your standard fare with all Bat Country articles because it’s just the English media being bored and trying to find something to write about. A good young player that is probably better than the Championship? Send him to Spurs!

Second, Norwich have zero reason to sell Aarons to Spurs. They sold off James Maddison in the summer and pulled in over £30m, so they aren’t hurting for cash. If they hadn’t done that, then this would have a bit more plausibility.

Third, the original source? Yeah, it’s the damn S*n. I don’t trust them with anything.

If there were any shred of evidence that a deal like this could happen, it would absolutely be a Dele Alli situation: Buy him in the winter and loan him back to Norwich. They are in second place, just three points behind leaders Leeds United and are making a big push for promotion. Selling off an 18-year-old who has supplanted their original starter would be a hilariously stupid move on Norwich’s part.

Would I love to have Aarons? Absolutely. Is it going to happen? Don’t bet on it.