The 21-year-old is a regular for Championship leaders Norwich City. Aarons was a regular in the Canaries side that got relegated from the Premier League in 2020.
A promising player, Aarons still has some way to go before he can consider himself a top-level right-back. The talent is clearly there and under the right guidance, he can do just that.
Aarons’s rise has also garnered him attention from Everton, AS Roma and Bayern Munich. The Italians made a bid to sign the player in January but Norwich deemed the bid of around £20m to be too low for their liking.
With a return to the Premier League on the cards, the Canaries were keen on keeping hold of their first-choice full-back. Whether they will change their stance in the summer remains to be seen.
Aarons’ contract at Carrow Road runs until 2024, giving Norwich the advantage when it comes to negotiations. The player too was happy to stay put at the club in January, an indication that he might be unlikely to force through a move in the summer.
Paying over £30m for a youngster from the Championship may have been scoffed at a few years ago. However, the likes of James Maddison have shown that value can be found if one is looking for it.
United have not been immune to the financial fallout brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. The club are not ready to overpay for players and it remains to be seen how far we are willing to go to land Aarons.