Tottenham Hotspur take part in their first Champions League final on Saturday but that has not stopped the rumours flying over the futures of some Mauricio Pochettino’s stars, including Serge Aurier.
French outlet France Football have claimed that AS Monaco are interested in signing the 26-year-old right-back this summer, as he continues to be overlooked for Kieran Trippier at right-back.
Aurier has only managed 19 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham, despite Trippier’s dip in form. Mauricio Pochettino has continued to persevere with Trippier, instead of bringing Aurier back into the fold.
Monaco only just survived in the top tier of French football last season, finishing in 17th place. A dismal season, that saw Thierry Henry take over for a matter of only months, saw them only two points above the drop zone.
Aurier joined Spurs for £23million in the summer of 2017 from PSG, but the report claims that they are readying an offer worth just £13.2million plus bonuses for the Ivory Coast skipper.
Tottenham fans reacted on Twitter to the news that Monaco wanted to raid Spurs for Aurier, and many have suggested that the club look to strike a deal that includes midfielder Youri Tielemans.
Tielemans, 22, joined Leicester on loan from Monaco in January, and scored three as well as adding five assists in 13 outings. The Sun claim Tottenham are in the mix for the £40million-rated midfielder.
Spurs fans want him included in a deal, if Aurier is to move to Monaco.
Tell em they can have him if they give us tielemans
— Sammy Conway (@sammyhconway) May 29, 2019
Can hopefully be used as a bargaining tool for Tielemans
— Jamie (@tobin_jamie) May 29, 2019
Aurier plus 20m for Tielemans
— Adam Houckham (@adman1981) May 29, 2019
Tielemans coming the other way?
— Qsack (@DanCusack1) May 29, 2019
Give us Tielemans pic.twitter.com/kSVUF1P6qr
— Crosby🇪🇸 (@CrosbyTheYid) May 29, 2019
Aurier and some money sounds like a good deal for Tielemans
— Jay (@jayrobins__) May 29, 2019
Tielemans for Aurier? Providing we get another RB, ideally Wan-Bissaka. https://t.co/7MwQAK0Dt3
— Sipple. (@k_sipple) May 29, 2019