How Twitter reacted to Tottenham’s signing of defender Serge Aurier from Paris Saint-Germain
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 (@josh_49spurs) August 31, 2017
YESSSS SERGE AURIER HAS SIGNED!!!
— Liam (@LiamTHFC98_) August 31, 2017
— George Buckenham (@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…
Serge Aurier wow… twice the player of Kyle Walker and half the price 😳#Spurs
— Jordan (@js47134) August 31, 2017
Others are still waiting for potential further arrivals later on today…
— ceej (@Ceejayy28) August 31, 2017
— George Rickwood THFC (@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.
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