Tottenham’s summer transfer window seems to be hitting full flow with less than a day until the deadline as the north London side confirmed that Serge Aurier has signed from Paris Saint-Germain.
The 24-year-old right-back will join Mauricio Pochettino’s side on a five-year deal in a move BBC Sport believe will set Spurs back around £23 million, becoming their fourth arrival in the space of seven days.
There had been fears that a move for Aurier was in jeopardy as Tottenham waited to hear from the Home Office about whether the Ivorian would receive a UK work visa, following a conviction last year for assaulting police officers in the French capital, but his work permit has been granted in time to complete a move before the deadline.
Talking about his move to Tottenham, Aurier said:
“This is a huge and exciting opportunity at a massive football club and I am determined to prove myself”.
The 24-year-old managed 81 appearances across all competitions for PSG since arriving from fellow French outfit Toulouse in 2014, helping them secure back-to-back Ligue 1 and Coupe de France titles.
Aurier had taken to social media on Wednesday afternoon to tease a move…
— Serge Aurier (@Serge_aurier) August 30, 2017
Before Tottenham confirmed the £23million switch on Thursday…
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 31, 2017
And it’s fair to say Tottenham fans were just a little thrilled by the addition…
— Josh Abbott (@pigeon_spurs) August 31, 2017
YESSSS SERGE AURIER HAS SIGNED!!!
— Liam (@KingWanyama) August 31, 2017
— Muhammad Ariff (@ariffzani) August 31, 2017
— Georgio (@Bucky_96) August 31, 2017
With supporters of rivals clubs even conceding that it’s a great signing…
Aurier is a proper, proper player. Cracking signing.
— Jamie (@JCollettCFC) August 31, 2017
Spurs sign Aurier good singing???
— Paz (@UtdPaz) August 31, 2017
Spurs could be signing Llorente, Gomes & Aurier today, instantly makes them title challengers again if they sign all 3 in my opinion..
— Cian Collopy ?? (@Fish_Collopy) August 31, 2017
And some Spurs fans had already forgotten about Kyle Walker…
Better then Walker, for half the price. Well played.??
— Nathan (@Franiee_) August 31, 2017
Sell Kyle Walker for £50m. Buy Serge Aurier for £23m pic.twitter.com/aivUSGK2VA
— Danny Aarons ? (@imdannyaarons) August 31, 2017
Serge Aurier wow… twice the player of Kyle Walker and half the price ?#Spurs
— Jordan (@jordsolx) August 31, 2017
Others are still waiting for potential further arrivals later on today…
— Cameron Jackson (@CammmyJj27) August 31, 2017
— George Rickwood (@rickwood_george) August 31, 2017
But either way, it seems that the optimism has returned to the white side of north London…
Rose, Toby, Jan, Sanchez and Aurier. WHAT. A. DEFENCE. ? #COYS
— James Forster (@TheJamesForster) August 31, 2017
What do you think Tottenham fans? Is Aurier the signing of the summer? Let us know below.