A year ago today and Tottenham agreed a deal to sign Serge Aurier from Paris Saint-Germain. As reported by Sky Sports a deal had been agreed between the two clubs and the Ivory Coast international agreed on personal terms and passed a medical.
The deal was worth around £23 million, as Tottenham searched for a replacement for Kyle Walker – who had joined Manchester City.
The deal was not done on that day. Aurier’s troubled past meant obtaining a work permit was slightly more complicated than usual. However, Aurier did eventually join Spurs.
It has not been plain sailing for him in North London. The emergence of Kieran Trippier has left him watching mostly from the sidelines.
It was on this day 12 months ago that Celtic’s deal to sign impressive South Africa international Rivaldo Coetzee fell apart.
After agreeing a deal with his club Ajax Cape Town a deal was all set to go through. However, a medical confirmed a problem with his toe and the deal was put on hold.
In the end, he required surgery on the problem and has not played since, considering retirement last year.
Despite this, he did make a move, joining Cape Town’s rivals Mamelodi Sundowns.
Birmingham City were also in the news a year ago. It was all due to a deal involving Sam Gallagher. Signed on loan from Southampton, the Mirror reported that Birmingham were paying around £43,000-a-week for the pleasure.
Gallagher went on to play 34 times for the Blues, scoring just seven goals, as they nearly suffered relegation to League One.
Birmingham City are now currently under a transfer embargo.