Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier is angling for an exit before the end of the European transfer window. According to The Daily Mail, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain have been alerted to the situation and could swoop for Aurier.
European clubs have until September 2 to sign new players after the English window slammed shut last Thursday. Aurier wants to move away from North London after falling down the pecking order.
The Ivory Coast international has often found himself below Kieran Trippier in Mauricio Pochettino’s eyes. In two seasons, Aurier has played 41 games for Spurs and just 25 times in the Premier League.
Tottenham signed the 26-year-old from PSG in 2017 for £23m (Mail) on a £70k-per-week contract (Spotrac). And the Ligue 1 champions could bring him back. He spent three years in the French capital, racking up 81 appearances after stints with Lens and Toulouse.
AC Milan are also keen on Aurier. Davide Calabria currently plays at right-back for the Serie A club but Marco Giampaolo could bring in Aurier to provide competition.
Aurier departure leaves Spurs light
If Aurier departs, Tottenham will have limited options at right-back. Trippier has already departed to join Atletico Madrid earlier this summer, leaving Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters on Tottenham’s books.
Despite some transfer links, Spurs failed to bring in a new right-back in the summer. And with Juan Foyth out injured, Pochettino might be reluctant to let Aurier return to France or head to Italy.