Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier has confirmed that he wanted to leave the club this summer.
Throughout the summer it was reported that the Tottenham right-back could be on his way out of the club.
Even after Kieran Trippier headed to Atletico Madrid, the defender remained linked with an exit from Spurs this summer.
However, now that he is staying, he believes he can offer something to the Tottenham first-team this season.
“I had decided to leave, which was fine for me. Finally, a lot of things came into account and I could not leave.
“It also proves that the club trusts me on many points. We will see how this season progresses. Now the transfer window is over and we must focus on the the season that will happen.”
It was fairly obvious throughout the summer that Tottenham were ready to give up on their talented but inconsistent defender.
But now he has stayed at the club Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino must consider using him in the first-team going forward.
Spurs are lacking quality at right-back and had to field Colombian centre-back Davinson Sanchez in the role in the recent North London derby.
Whilst continuing with Kyle Walker-Peters’ progressing as a first-choice option is a wise move in terms of his progression, Tottenham should not be afraid to use a player of Aurier’s ability throughout the campaign.