Tottenham’s Serge Aurier has revealed that he intends to leave the club this summer.
The Lowdown: Heavily linked with an exit
The 28-year-old has been heavily linked with an exit away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with his former club Paris Saint-Germain believed to be particularly interested in his services (Le Parisien).
The 66-cap Ivory Coast international himself has now spoken out on where he sees himself over the coming months.
The Latest: Aurier wants to leave
In an interview with French outlet L’Equipe, Aurier revealed his plans for the future, saying:
“Everyone is aware that if I wanted to extend my deal at Tottenham, I would’ve done so already. I’m not going to do it in six months.
“I’ve reached the end of a cycle and it’s time to look elsewhere. The two parties, Tottenham’s board and my agents, have agreed upon the conditions. We’ll see after that.
“I’ve never hidden my desire to return to PSG one day. It’s the club of my heart, the one that I support and I feel free to speak about it.”
The Verdict: The end of the road
Aurier’s time at Tottenham has been a mixed one. Of course, he was part of the squad which reached the Champions League final in 2019, and he has managed 110 games for the club in all competitions, scoring eight goals and providing 17 assists (Transfermarkt). However, he has also come in for criticism for a few of his performances (Football Insider).
Would you like Aurier to stay?
With just one year left on his £68,000-a-week contract, now would be the perfect time for Spurs to sell Aurier. He is still valued at £18m (Transfermarkt) and could therefore bring in a healthy sum which could go towards new signings. If he has no desire to stay in north London, then frankly he is of no use to anyone at Tottenham.
In other news, Tottenham eye this Bundesliga midfielder.
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