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Report: Lyon want Tottenham right-back Serge Aurier

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Report: Lyon want Tottenham right-back Serge Aurier

Lyon have joined the race to sign Serge Aurier from Tottenham Hotspur this summer, but Foot Mercato reports that the right-back is not particularly interested in joining the Ligue 1 side.

The 27-year-old is yet to feature in the Premier League for Spurs this season. He has however, been involved in both the Carabao Cup and the Europa League qualifiers.

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Foot Mercato reports that Spurs would be willing to let him leave. It is suggested that they want around £18.3 million (€20 million) for the Ivory Coast international.

And Foot Mercato also claims that Lyon are interested after selling two of their right-backs earlier in the window. However, it is also noted that Aurier – who is also on AC Milan’s radar – is not particularly interested in joining Les Gones.

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Lyon finished worse than fourth in Ligue 1 for the first time since 2014 last season. Unlike Milan, they cannot offer Aurier the chance to play in Europe this term.

 

So perhaps that is a factor behind the defender’s reported reluctance to consider a return to France.

It will be interesting to see whether that stance changes as the deadlines edges closer. Matt Doherty looks set to be Jose Mourinho’s first choice right-back throughout the campaign.

And if a move elsewhere is unlikely, perhaps Lyon will start to become a more appealing option to Aurier.

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