Former striker claims Spurs will face loss to sell player

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Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Darren Bent does not believe £20million would be a realistic price tag for Serge Aurier.

The Ivory Coast international recently admitted that he wanted to leave the Champions League finalists this summer and admits he is still unsure of his future at the club (Football.London).
 
Aurier did not feature in the opening few matches of the new season with Mauricio Pochettino instead selecting Kyle Walker-Peters and evening Davinson Sanchez at right-back.
 
He made his first start against Crystal Palace and had a solid game but has once again shown that he can be a liability.
 
The 26-year-old was given his marching orders after just half hour of the match played against Southampton following two bookings and was one of Tottenham’s worst performers in the 7-2 thrashing by Bayern Munich.
 
Bent believes that a valuation of around £15million is a more realistic amount, especially when considering that Toby Alderweireld was not snapped up for a bargain £25million.
 
He told Football Insider:  “Look at how good Toby Alderweireld’s been and no one paid the £25million for him. He is very, very good and no one’s paid. When it comes to Serge Aurier, we’ve seen defensively how much of a liability he is.
 
”For me, I’m not paying £20million but I can understand why some people would. He’s got that international experience, he’s played in some high profile games and for that reason there, you can’t buy international experience.
 
“I wouldn’t pay £20million for him. (£15million a fair price?) Yeah, he is really experienced.”
 
Aurier moved to Spurs from PSG in January 2017 for a fee in the region of £23million (BBC).

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