According to an update courtesy of Football Insider, talks over the sale of Tottenham defender Serge Aurier to Spartak Moscow for £15m have now broken down after the player rejected a mov, with Daniel Levy being dealt a huge blow over the arranged deal as he looks to balance Spurs’ books.
Aurier, who has drawn mixed reviews since signing for Spurs back in 2017, largely due to his inconsistent and erratic performances, has been tipped to leave the club for some time, especially after Tottenham completed a headline-grabbing double swoop for Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon.
The Athletic journalist David Ornstein included Aurier on a list of players that Spurs could sell in order to recoup the money spent on transfer fees, with Danny Rose, Juan Foyth, Paulo Gazzaniga and Ryan Sessegnon also included as surplus-to-requirements figures.
Will Spurs be able to offload Serge Aurier?
Yes, need him gone
No, not this window
Football Insider now report that Levy had arranged a deal to offload Aurier in a £15m deal to Spartak Moscow, but talks have since ceased following the Ivorian’s rejection of a move.
This is allegedly because the 27-year-old does not want to move anywhere beyond Europe’s top five leagues, with AC Milan having come knocking recently, but interest from the Serie A giants has since cooled with Levy now contemplating other potential suitors.
Making 83 appearances in all competitions since moving to north London, Aurier has become a polarising figure among the Tottenham fan base, and the arrival of Matt Doherty has endangered his place in the team even further.
Even though he can sometimes put in ‘excellent‘ shifts, Jose Mourinho is arguably looking for consistency and reliability as he targets a Champions League qualifying place.
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