Serge Aurier is ‘destined to leave’ Tottenham Hotspur this summer, according to a report by The Daily Mail.
In a transfer round-up of players still at the Premier League’s top-six clubs, the outlet believes the Ivorian is a player who falls under the category of being frozen out and could be moved on.
They report that moves to Paris Saint-Germain, the defender’s former club, and AC Milan have been touted for the 26-year-old.
The report by The Daily Mail appears to cite Mauricio Pochettino’s reliance on both Kyle Walker-Peters and Juan Foyth in the right-back position for the current campaign and it would not be a surprise to see the Argentine manager use those options available to him instead of Aurier.
The Ivorian is yet to make an appearance for Spurs this season and did not even make the matchday squad for their trip to Manchester City last weekend. The international’s last appearance came over five months ago, when he played in their Champions League victory over Borussia Dortmund at the beginning of March.
His time at Tottenham has not been without its difficulties either, as he has missed a lot of action because of injuries – limiting him to just 41 appearances, scoring four goals and providing six assists in the process.
Pochettino is believed to have grown fed up with how things had been developing regarding Aurier as well last season, as reports had circulated before the end of the season suggesting that the Argentine would look to offload him this summer (The Sun).
Walker-Peters appears to have been given the starting berth in north London, as he has been handed the opportunity to impress in their matches against Aston Villa and the defending Premier League champions (Transfermarkt), although there might be an argument that Foyth would have played if he were not out until September with an injury (club’s official website).
It is not hard to see why the report from The Daily Mail has suggested that Aurier could be ‘destined to leave’ Tottenham this summer and it would not be a surprise if a European outfit did look to try and strike a deal for the right-back.
With Walker-Peters getting the nod ahead of the 26-year-old currently, and Foyth yet to return to fitness, the Ivorian’s chances of playing a role for Pochettino look rather slim and do not look as though they will improve at the present moment.
A move away from north London certainly looks like the best thing for him at this stage.
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