Speaking to Football Insider, pundit and BBC regular Noel Whelan has been left stunned by a recent alleged development that Tottenham are very close to selling Serge Aurier to Ligue 1 giants Paris-Saint Germain.
The Lowdown: Aurier on verge of Spurs exit…
Indeed, it is reported that Tottenham have accepted a bid for the 28-year-old, who is close to sealing a move back to the French capital.
The Latest: Whelan can’t believe Aurier development
Baffled by the development, former Leeds striker Whelan believes that Aurier should be counting his lucky stars if PSG re-sign him.
“If Aurier gets the chance to go to PSG he’s the luckiest man in the world,” the pundit explained to Football Insider.
“He’s won the lottery. If he’s not good enough for Tottenham, I can’t see how he’s going to be good enough for PSG.
“It’s their money, they may have seen something they like. They must be seeing a different player.
“I think the two right-backs, that’s been a nightmare as well for Tottenham. There’s been a few signings that have not worked out.”
The Verdict: Right to be baffled?
Despite an imperious start to the season which earned praise from Alasdair Gold, Aurier has arguably dipped in form and it has resulted in him becoming one of the top candidates to be sold by Spurs this summer.
PSG’s interest and possible signing of Aurier this summer could be motived by finding a cheap defensive option to firm up Pochettino’s squad.
Even though Whelan is perhaps right to be baffled by this development, if the 28-year-old does complete a move back to France, we would advise him not to expect much game-time at the Parc des Princes.
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