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Leeds linked with £12million Norwich City star

Leeds United are in advanced talks Norwich City over a potential move for defender Max Aarons.

According to The Athletic, both clubs are close to agreeing a deal worth around £12million for the fullback.

The 23-year old has 12 months remaining on his current deal, it is believed that Norwich are willing to cash in on the player.

Daniel Farke handed the Englishman his debut and the player has gone on to make over 200 appearances for the Canaries. The German’s connection with the player was part of the reasons why the club are making the move.

After Liam Cooper and Junior Firpo was ruled out with injuries this week, the German coach is keen to find a permanent fixture in the fullback position.

Leeds’ growing list of injuries has pushed the club to get players in ahead of this weekend.

Aarons comes in with a lot of experience  having played in the Premier League – the Englishman was linked to Liverpool and Manchester United after just a few seasons in the top flight.

He was also a part of the England U-21 squad that lifted the UEFA U-21 European Championship in Romania. Aarons played in all but one game at the tournament.

The 23-year old will be able to cover both fullback positions. Last season in the Championship, Aarons ranked 7th for Passes into the Penalty area and 9th for Crosses into the Penalty area according to FBref.

His ability to overlap and find a man in the box will offer Leeds a different dimension in attack this season.

The Whites’ next fixture is against Shrewsbury in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night.

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