Paul Stewart has exclusively told The Transfer Tavern that Nuno Espirito Santo must sell disaster waiting to happen Serge Aurier.
The Ivorian has generally been Tottenham’s first-choice right-back since Kieran Trippier departed for Atletico Madrid two years back, having been signed by Mauricio Pochettino in 2017.
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Aurier showed signs of a revival under Jose Mourinho, contributing 10 goals in 42 matches during the Covid-hit 2019-2020 season, including eight assists.
But injuries and a major loss of form led to Aurier featuring in just half of Spurs’ Premier League games last season, with those all too familiar mistakes creeping back into the right-back’s game.
Santo’s arrival could see an upturn in fortunes for Matt Doherty, who previously struggled during his first campaign at the club, which could allow Spurs to part ways with Aurier, a move which Stewart would be on board with.
He told The Transfer Tavern:
“I’m sorry, but I’m still staunch on my decision about Aurier, he’s got to move on. He’s not a good defender for sure, but then an attacking full-back? I don’t think he’s got that much quality to do that.
“If he does a Sissoko then I will be eating my words, but week in, week out he’s disappointed me all the time, and he’s got a mistake in him.”
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