Report: Spurs' Serge Aurier discussing four-year PSG deal
Paris Saint-Germain have stepped up their efforts to sign Serge Aurier, with French outlet Foot Mercato reporting that a four-year contract for the Tottenham Hotspur right-back has been drawn up.
It is looking increasingly likely that Aurier will leave North London this summer. Foot Mercato reports that Spurs are open to selling for £10.3 million.
The report notes that Real Madrid want the 28-year-old. But it seems that it is Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG that lead the charge for Aurier’s signature.
In fact, it is claimed by Foot Mercato that a four-year deal has been drawn up at Parc des Princes. It will apparently be worth £6 million a year.
TBR View: Spurs right to cash in on Aurier
As Foot Mercato notes, Aurier’s contract expires at the end of next season. So it looks to be the right decision to let him go in the coming months.
In an ideal world, Tottenham would secure a larger fee for the Ivorian. His departure is likely set to help Spurs fund their own plans this summer.
But there have been times throughout his spell when Spurs fans would have been delighted at the prospect of getting around £10 million for the defender.
At his best, he is an outstanding player. However, the mistakes he makes are arguably too frequent.
His exit will also clear a lot of space off the wage bill. According to Spotrac, he is on £70,000-a-week. So cashing in this summer looks to be best for all parties.