Tottenham have completed their fourth summer acquisition as the club have officially announced the arrival of Serge Aurier from Paris Saint-Germain for a reported £23million fee (Express Sport). The Ivorian international has penned down a five-year deal with the club, notifying his announcement, Tottenham – in an official statement – quoted, “We are delighted to announce the signing of Serge Aurier from Paris Saint-Germain.”
Unveiling his shirt number, the statement further read, “The right-back has signed a contract with the Club until 2022 and will wear the number 24 shirt.”
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 31, 2017
Having sold Kyle Walker to Manchester City for a whopping £53million earlier this summer, Pochettino, quite rightly so, wanted to bring in a possible replacement and in Aurier, he has got what he wished for. The deal for the Ivorian was already agreed some days before, but his work permit was stalling for the move to get finalised.
The 24-year-old was accused of assaulting a police officer outside a nightclub in Paris and was given a suspended two-month jail sentence. He, however, appealed against it was freed of all the charges, but was prevented from entering the United Kingdom last November.
Everything has now been finalised and Aurier has become Tottenham’s third defensive signing following the arrival of Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth. After completing his move, Aurier told Tottenham:
“This is a huge and exciting opportunity at a massive football club and I am determined to prove myself as a professional both on and off the pitch. This is a fresh start for me and I will do everything to make the Spurs fanbase, which is huge and diverse, proud of me. The fans are the most important people at any club and I am looking forward to showing them and everyone at Spurs the real Serge Aurier.”
Twitter went crazy as the deal was announced and this is how the fans reacted to the news:
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— Banter Era Rises (@Cechque) August 31, 2017
— Taylor Bush (@SpursAndTalk) August 31, 2017
Love this Him and Sonny will get on well
— Sophie England (@SophieThfc10) August 31, 2017
As an Arsenal fan, I applaud this. Brilliant business you lot. Signed a better RB than Walker in less money
— hammad. (@HFooty) August 31, 2017
Don’t hit any coppers mate pic.twitter.com/AOxtY6HyYf
— Tim (@CookPassTim) August 31, 2017
Ask him to Google Danny Rose.
— Harsh Mishra-Peters (@HarshM_16) August 31, 2017
— Adam Smith (@asjsmith6) August 31, 2017
Ivorian Hector Bellerin
— José (@MourinhoMindset) August 31, 2017
This is a great statement from Serge. Good to hear he wants a fresh start and we are happy to support him! Great signing #COYS
— Matt French (@MattyFrench82) August 31, 2017
Great signing. Powerful pacey player with bags of ability and potential in him and Sanchez Spurs have 2 amazing defenders for now and future
— Kyle (@kyzatoonfan4) August 31, 2017
I have a feeling I am going to love this guy!
— Trevor Lloyd (@Trevorlloyd92) August 31, 2017
You’ve won me over already. Back of my shirt here you come young Sir! #SpursySergy
— Eddy Davis (@EddyDavis19) August 31, 2017
Lorente next pls,but my opinion we need a winger, we could sign ross in jan, let’s go for peole who can play now…
— Radio’s mystro (@ikechukwuchinke) August 31, 2017