Lille have made a formal approach for Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier, as reported by Fabrizio Romano on Twitter.
The Lowdown: Spurs look to streamline right-back position before the window slams shut
With less than a week until the window slams shut, Lilywhites manager Nuno Espirito Santo will be keen to complete any remaining transfer business at the club, in order to solely focus on the important playing schedule that lies ahead on domestic and European fronts.
Right-back looks to be one particularly overpopulated area within the Spurs roster, with Japhet Tanganga, Matt Doherty and Aurier all rivalling each-other for playing opportunities.
Now, the north Londoners look set to slim down in that spot following recent reports.
Should Tottenham sell Serge Aurier to Lille this summer?
The Latest: Romano confirms Lille approach
Speaking to his large audience on Twitter, transfer guru Romano signified that Lille have made their move for the Ivorian, stating: “Tottenham have received an approach from Lille for Serge Aurier in case Çelik will leave.”
Atletico Madrid have commenced discussions with Lille full-back Zeki Celik, paving the way for Aurier to move to France.
Of course, the 28-year-old has been subject to speculation for a number of months after refusing to sign a new deal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium [Sky Sports].
The Verdict: Right move for player and club to part ways
Enduring an erratic career in the Premier League, moving on to pastures new may be the best option for Aurier before the end of the summer window.
In 2020/21, the ex-Paris Saint Germain defender helped his current employers to UEFA Conference League qualification, registering five goal contributions in 27 appearances; two goals and three assists [Transfermarkt].
Once labelled as ‘amazing’ by former Tottenham Hotspur man Paul Robinson, Spurs should look to sell Aurier on and re-invest any monetary gain to secure priority targets [Football Insider].
In other news, Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a fee for a Premier League star. Find out more here.
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