However, Norwich rejected the proposal out of hand, with the club only willing to consider a deal which contained an obligation to buy.
Reflecting on Barcelona’s interest back in November, Aarons told Guillem Balague: “There was a lot of talk and that time period was a crazy few weeks when everything was going off. To be linked with the biggest club in the world, in my opinion, was amazing.
“There’s going to be a time where you can say more and speak about it in a bit more detail but as soon as it was over and everything was finished, I couldn’t be disheartened or down about anything. I’ve got a job to do at Norwich and play the best I can. That’s what was important to me at the time.
“It was a crazy few weeks and to be linked with that size of a club was amazing and brought it to me that I should be grateful and [reminded me of] how hard I’ve worked.”