Tottenham Hotspur right-back Serge Aurier is set to leave the club and reunite with Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain in a €20m (£17.2m) move, according to Italian journalist Rudy Galetti.
Spurs signed Aurier from the French capital in 2017 for a fee in the region of £23million.
He penned a five-year deal on arrival, meaning he’s about to enter the last 12 months of his contract.
Aurier has made more than 100 appearances during his stint at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Last season, he played 27 times, scoring twice and adding three assists. Two of those goal contributions came in the 6-1 rout of Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has marvelled at the Ivorian, describing him as ‘so good and so fast’.
Galetti reports that Aurier ‘will be’ returning to PSG and working under Pochettino once again.
That’s after the French runners-up tabled an offer of €20million for his services.
Intriguingly, he adds that PSG’s proposed move for Inter Milan’s Achraf Hakimi now becomes ‘more complicated’.
Spurs’ rivals Chelsea have also been credited with an interest in Hakimi and may be encouraged to make a move knowing that a potential other suitor have eyes on another target.
Aurier has lacked consistency in his performances at Spurs, and fans must always have been slightly concerned when he set foot on the pitch.
Still, €20million would be a very good return for a player close to the end of his deal, and they could put it towards a new name.
Matt Doherty, an alternative option, didn’t do enough in his first season at the club to suggest he merits a first-choice role, so Spurs still need to address this problem position.
In other news, Daniel Levy has dropped an intriguing transfer message.
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