Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG are reportedly exploring the option of signing Tottenham defender Serge Aurier in the summer transfer window.
According to French outlet Le Parisien, the Ligue 1 giants are keen to sign a right-back in the transfer market this summer, with both sporting director Leonardo and club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said to be ‘unanimous’ in their decision to bring back Aurier from north London after nearly four years with the Premier League side.
Aurier, who is valued on Transfermarkt at £18m, made over 80 appearances for PSG in his three seasons with the club before moving to Tottenham as a replacement for Kyle Walker in the summer of 2017, yet after the signing of Matt Doherty last year, the right-back position at Spurs has been contested throughout the campaign, with both players playing close to 2,000 minutes of football.
A 66-capped international with the Ivory Coast, Aurier has just one year remaining on his current contract with Jose Mourinho’s side, and with no recent news of a new deal set to be drawn up for the former Toulouse defender, it appears that this summer could see the defender depart Tottenham and potentially reunite with Pochettino.
TBR View: PSG return would be a win-win for all parties
Aurier’s time in north London has been somewhat underwhelming after arriving with plenty of hype from Paris for a reporter transfer fee of £23m according to BBC Sport, and with just one year left of his contract, Spurs would do well to recoup some funds for a player playing in a position that could be improved on.
At 28-years-old, as well, Spurs can use the potential sale of Aurier to invest in the right-back position for a younger player to not only compete with Doherty but also to develop in the role for years to come.