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Serge Aurier
Serge Aurier

Why Serge Aurier Is A Steal For Tottenham At £23M

Tottenham lost their valuable right back Kyle Walker to rivals Manchester City this summer. Serge Aurier has been linked with a move away from Paris Saint Germain and Dani Alves’ arrival has further dampened his prospects at the club. The Ivorian international seems to have been looking for a move away this summer as that could suit him better. According to Sky Sports, Tottenham have agreed on a £23million deal to sign the PSG man.

Aurier started off his career at Lens, later moving to Toulouse where he impressed sufficiently before Paris Saint Germain came calling for his services. At Parc Des Princes, he has done well enough and was a starter for the majority of his career there. But now that Tottenham have closed out a deal for him, he should prepare for the rigours of the Premier League, where he can further his career prospects.

Tottenham have lost one of their best outputs, Kyle Walker for a lofty sum. Having brought in Davinson Sanchez, Spurs are further looking to bring in defensive power and their search has taken them to Paris where Serge Aurier is disappointed with the arrival of Dani Alves.

Aurier, in many ways, is similar to Kyle Walker, as attacking-wise, he has always been a threat at his previous clubs. Besides the arrival of Dani Alves, Aurier was involved in altercations with his teammates, as well as being in police trouble. All this has lead to him being ousted at the club and he’s been made to train with the reserves on many occasions.

He is troubled at the club and Spurs have done well to solve the problems and move for him. There have been many Ivorians in the Premier league such as Yaya Toure, Kolo Toure, Salomon Kalou, Emmanuel Eboue and a few others, who have graced the Premier League with their excellence. Aurier could be set to follow in their footsteps.

Spurs currently have only Kieran Trippier and youth prospect Kyle-Walker Peters as their right-back options and with Tottenham employing wing-back roles more often than not, having an offensive right-back like Serge Aurier in their ranks will definitely help their cause. Despite being only 24, he has reasonable experience on his shoulders. At Spurs, they utilise the wing-back/fullback role quite efficiently and that’s where Walker and Rose were so good in the past 2-3 seasons.

With Kyle Walker gone, they should definitely look to complete the deal for Serge Aurier in order to have a successful season again, having finished close to champions Chelsea last season. Spurs fans have been disgruntled with the club for not making a lot of summer signings but the deal for Davinson Sanchez and the imminent deal for Aurier should please the fans enough.

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Written by Vamsi Krishna

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