Speaking candidly over a potential return to Ligue 1 giants Paris-Saint Germain (The Sun), defender Serge Aurier has refused to rule out a return to the Parc des Princes whilst dropping an exit hint – going on to say he would ‘never turn down’ an offer from the French side and that is ‘absolutely certain’.
Aurier, who has been rejuvenated under manager Jose Mourinho this season, playing the majority of matches over summer signing Matt Doherty, could have his head turned in future by PSG – especially given the affection he holds for his former club.
The Ivorian, despite conceding a penalty at home to Leicester City recently, has arguably enjoyed his best season at Spurs to date so far – with Lilywhites hoping he can keep up consistent form as their club chase their first piece of silverware since 2008.
Indeed, Aurier’s fine run has even motivated Daniel Levy to plot a new contract for him alongside the likes of Son Heung-min and Hugo Lloris, according to Football Insider.
Exit hint emerges
Amid these fresh deal claims, with Levy reportedly planning negotiations, the right-back has dropped a subtle exit hint as he opens up over his beloved former club.
“When I say PSG is the club close to my heart, I don’t want journalists to say, ‘He can’t say that!’ But of course, I will answer,” explained Aurier, quotes via The Sun.
“It’s the club I’ve loved the most out of all the clubs I’ve played for.
“Paris is where I turned into a man, as a professional, where I discovered myself more. That’s where I enjoyed myself the most.
“When I was a youngster at Lens, Paris was the club of my heart.
“One day, it would be no problem at all to go back, with pleasure. I will never turn down an offer from Paris, that is absolutely certain.”
Transfer Tavern take
Whether or not he gets the opportunity to return to the French capital, potentially to link up with Mauricio Pochettino, remains to be seen – but it could be one to watch out for in future windows.
As Levy plans to tie down the African with a new deal, it could take a big offer from PSG if they wish to seal his return – depending on negotiations.
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