Speaking to Football Insider, ex-Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson has tipped the club to finally offload defender Serge Aurier this summer after a year-long transfer saga with the Ivorian, especially considering that AC Milan have been showing a strong interest, according to Sky Sports.
Aurier, who signed for Tottenham back in the summer of 2017, has become a slight pantomime villain in the eyes of many Lilywhites supporters, partly due to his often inconsistent and erratic showings in north London.
Do Spurs need to sell Aurier?
Yes, raise some transfer funds
No, Levy can spend anyway
Robinson has backed this up, especially considering that Tottenham allegedly missed out on Timothy Castagne to Leicester City after failing to sell Aurier.
Going on to claim that the ‘writing is on the wall’ for him, Robinson hints that manager Jose Mourinho sees the right-back as a ‘potential avenue of income’, insisting that Tottenham managing to offload the Ivorian would be a great bit of business.
“The fact that Spurs are listening to offers for Serge Aurier tells me that the writing is on the wall for him,” explained Robinson to Football Insider.
“We know the financial situation that Spurs are in and I think Jose sees him as a potential avenue of income. He could use the money to strengthen in that position or elsewhere. They might be able to get a decent fee for a player that they wanted to ship on anyway this summer.”
Last summer, Aurier admitted that he wanted a move out of north London, claiming that he was in fact ‘looking for an exit’ in search of much-needed playing time (as per Daily Mail).
AC Milan have been continuously linked with a swoop, with Gazzetta dello Sport via MilanNews.24.com reporting that negotiations were ‘advanced’ over an £18m move to the San Siro. However, this rumour didn’t come to fruition, but Spurs supporters could be hoping that the club can finalise his sale sooner rather than later.
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