Sky Sports have claimed that Russian side Spartak Moscow are ‘increasingly confident’ of securing a move for Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier, with Spurs open to letting the right-back depart.
Aurier, 27, has failed to play a single minute for Tottenham this season with Spurs bringing in Matt Doherty from Wolverhampton Wanderers. He has remained an unused substitute in both Premier League games.
The former PSG star could feature against Leyton Orient on Tuesday night, with Jose Mourinho confirming Dele Alli will feature in the Carabao Cup clash – and that changes will be made. Aurier has a contract until the summer of 2022.
Strongly linked with moves to Italy and specifically AC Milan, Russian side Spartak are now confident of a deal. Spurs want to sell the £23million (BBC) right-back, Aurier wants to move and Spartak want to buy. A move seems likely.
TBR’s view – Is Spartak the best move for Aurier?
While Aurier wants to leave, should Spartak really be his new home – given Domenico Tedesco’s side finished in a disappointing seventh place in last season’s Russian Premier League. A strange move, but perhaps needed to reignite his career.
Surely Aurier should be holding out for a move to Serie A and if Milan are still keen on the 60-time Ivory Coast international, then he should wait for the latter – rather than Spartak.