Serge Aurier set for Tottenham Hotspur stay
The 27-year-old has been with the club since 2017, having joined from Paris Saint-Germain. Having played second-fiddle to Kieran Trippier in his first two seasons at the club, Aurier became a regular in the team last season.
And while he excelled in the attack, the Ivory Coast international proved to be a defensive liability. Furthermore, his transgressions during lockdown cast a poor light and led to rumours that Tottenham were set to sell him this summer.
There has been significant interest in his services from AC Milan all summer, while Spartak Moscow have also shown a willingness to sign him up. The fact that he lost his place in the starting XI to new signing Matt Doherty only served to further fuel speculations of a summer exit for Aurier.
However, as per the latest update from Football.london, the 27-year-old Ivory Coast international is set for a stay at Tottenham with Jose Mourinho happy being with the defensive options at his disposal currently.
Aurier, in spite of having not featured regularly this season, has impressed each time he has taken the field. The 27-year-old was one of Spurs’ best players on Sunday night’s 6-1 demoliton of Manchester United. The right-back set Son up for a goal in the first period and scored one himself in the second period.
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Given there’s so little time left in the transfer window, selling Aurier would have been a risk as it would have left Matt Doherty without a proper backup. The Ivorian has shown that he is ready to fight for a starting berth and it bodes well for the club to have two quality options for the right-back slot.