Fulham are considering making a bid for Norwich City defender Max Aarons this summer.
That’s according to The Telegraph, who believe the England under-21 international is on Marco Silva’s radar.
Although the transfer window has now been open for a week, it’s still way too early for Fulham to traditionally do any business.
More often than not there’s a deadline day rush to add the required four or five to the squad.
However, Fulham have known for months that they will be playing in the Premier League and should have been planning accordingly.
One position where reinforcements were obviously going to be needed was at right-back.
Kenny Tete had a magnificent season that outside of Fulham circles largely went unnoticed.
That’s not a bad thing for Fulham who will hope he sticks around next season.
A backup for the Duch defender is needed and Fulham are now thinking about making a bid for Max Aarons to fill that role.
After yo-yoing with Fulham for years, Norwich have also come to rest this season.
Unfortunately, they will be playing in the Championship once again, which could see some of their best players leave this summer.
Fulham weighing up bid for Aarons
The report from The Telegraph suggests Fulham could offer £10m for Aarons this summer.
Aarons already has some Premier League experience having played in the top flight before.
Known primarily for his passing and dribbling, he’s not the most consistent defender.
In Tete, he could have the perfect mentor when it comes to defending in one-on-one situations.
The ‘unbelievable’ full-back could fill a gap in the squad that’s already opened up this summer.
Cedric Soares has returned to Arsenal are an uneventful loan spell at Craven Cottage.
It’s hard to see a future for Kevin Mbabu at Fulham after he returned to his native Switzerland in January.
Steven Sessegnon has also been released leaving Marco Silva short of options.
A bid for Aarons looks like a sensible signing for Fulham, given his age, home-grown status and long-term potential.
The club are also looking at Bryan Reynolds, but Aarons would be the preferred solution in this scenario.