Tottenham Hotspur have entered negotiations with AC Milan to sell Serge Aurier, according to The Guardian.
Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano revealed that Milan have approached Tottenham to sort out a potential transfer, although Jose Mourinho’s side must find a replacement before they can sell Aurier for £20m this summer.
Former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino signed the 60-cap Ivory Coast international from Paris Saint-Germain for £23m in 2017 and he has become Mourinho’s first-choice right-back ever since the Portuguese native succeeded Pochettino. However, everything hinges on whether or not the Lilywhites will be able to find a suitable alternative.
The 27-year-old was praised for his performances following the death of his brother as he showed real courage and determination to play in the face of such adversity.
His possible departure, coupled with the likelihood of Kyle Walker-Peters leaving as well, would leave Mourinho short of options at right-back and he would have to race around to find a replacement in the transfer window.
The Portuguese has frequently put his faith in Aurier and it would be surprising if Daniel Levy cuts his losses in the summer. There are several affordable options out there who are currently available but it would make most sense to keep the Ivorian as a backup, bearing in mind the busy schedule if Mourinho’s side can reach the Europa League group stage in the autumn.
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