Tottenham Hotspur will be wanting to bolster their squad so that they can try and challenge for Champions League qualification next season instead of the Europa League, but they will also want to keep hold of the players they have and the latest news might be seen as a positive for the club.
According to Sky Sports Italia, via Goal, the Sporting Director of AC Milan Fredric Massara has been discussing Spurs defender Serge Aurier, who has been linked to the Italian side in the past, and he said:
“There are many names associated with Milan, some realistic and others not. He (Aurier) is an excellent player but there are no conditions to think about him, he cannot be a priority for now.”
Jose Mourinho should be happy that interest for the player has died down as the right-back was a good influence for the North London side at both ends of the pitch last season as defensively he managed on average 2.8 tackles, 1.4 interceptions, and 2.5 clearances per game, via WhoScored, whilst offensively, he managed one goal, five assists, 1 key pass and 1.2 successful dribbles a game.
This shows that he does add quite a lot to the Spurs squad and he should definitely be a player that the club look to keep for next season. Not only do they have three domestic competitions, but they also have to qualify for the Europa League, so Mourinho needs experienced heads, and Aurier has good experience as he has played both at Spurs and also French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
The 27 year-old £14.40 million valued star definitely has more to give at the club, and whilst Matt Doherty’s arrival looks imminent, keeping Aurier would mean they have two capable right-backs following the sale of Kyle Walker-Peters.
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