Serge Aurier agrees to AC Milan switch
According to Gianluca Di Marzio (h/t Football.london), Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier has agreed to a summer transfer to Serie A heavyweights AC Milan. However, a deal is yet to be agreed between the two clubs.
The 27-year-old Aurier joined Tottenham from French champions Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017. Having largely played second-fiddle to Kieran Trippier in his first two seasons at the club, the Ivory Coast international became the first-choice right back in 2019/20 campaign.
Aurier impressed heavily with his attacking contributions, finishing the season with two goals and eight assists across all competitions. However, the full-back was a major liability at the back for over the course of the campaign.
Defensive mishaps and his transgressions during the lockdown had led to claims that Tottenham will offload the Ivory Coast international this summer. However, he remained an integral part of Jose Mourinho’s team post-lockdown as we sealed Europa League football for next season.
AC Milan have been monitoring the defender since last year and have opened talks with Tottenham, as confirmed by director Paolo Maldini. And it is now being claimed that Aurier has agreed to a switch to San Siro in the ongoing window. (h/t Football.london)
However, the Rossoneri will have to sell one of their current right-backs – Andrea Conti or Davide Calabria, in order to fund a move for Aurier this summer. (h/t Football.london)
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Aurier is contracted with Tottenham till the summer of 2022. But he seems to be on his way out, as Mourinho eyes a defensive overhaul. (h/t Mirror)
It now remains to be seen if Milan and Tottenham are able to reach an agreement over a deal in the coming weeks.