Journalist claims there have been no offers for Tottenham defender

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Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge has confirmed there have been no offers lodged for Tottenham Hotspur right-back Serge Aurier ahead of the transfer window closing.

The 28-year-old expressed his desire to leave the club and re-join Paris Saint-Germain this summer, also potentially reuniting with former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The right-back only has 12 months on his contract which expires in the summer of 2022, meaning Aurier could start to sign pre-contract agreements with other clubs from January.

Spurs forked out £23m for the defender in 2017 and losing him without recouping any funds would naturally be a big loss for the club.

Aurier did almost leave North London last summer with plenty of reported interest across Europe from AC Milan and Bayer Leverkusen. 

The right-back has been a controversial figure around the club since signing in 2017. He has made 110 appearances in all competitions but has constantly divided opinions with his performances.

Bridge confirmed there have been no offers so far this summer despite Aurier being available for transfer.

He told the Transfer Tavern: “He’s available. It’s not just me revealing that, it’s well-known that he’s available for a transfer, but there isn’t a club that sees him financially viable to make an offer.

“There’s been interest, a couple of Italian clubs, PSG was mentioned. It would be like winning the lottery for Serge, getting a move back to PSG.

“He seems happy to move on. But, from my understanding, there have been no bids yet.”

SpursWeb Opinion 

Aurier is a player that could be past his sell-by date. He has divided opinion and has constantly expressed his desire to leave. His contract is up next year which heightens the need to at least obtain a fee for him.

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