Journalist reveals Spurs ‘could not have tried harder’ to sell player this summer

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The Athletic’s Jack Pitt-Brooke has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur could not have tried harder to find a buyer for Serge Aurier this summer.

Aurier is now into the final 12 months of his contract with Spurs and has made no secret of his desire to leave the club.

However, with just a few days left until the transfer window shuts, the right-back is yet to seal a move away from N17.

He has linked with AC Milan as well as a return to Paris Saint-Germain earlier in the window but neither transfer materialised.

Reports have suggested that Lille could make a last-minute for the defender if Zeki Celik joins Atletico Madrid, although Aurier’s Instagram post certainly seemed to reject that theory.

The 28-year-old did not feature in any of the pre-season games and has failed to make Nuno Espirito’s matchday squad for any of Tottenham’s first four matches of the season.

Pitt-Brooke has taken to social media to reveal that if Aurier does end up staying at Spurs, it will not be because of a lack of trying from Fabio Paratici and co to move him on.

The journalist stated that Tottenham’s plans going into the summer was to move on either Aurier or Matt Doherty.

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One would think that Spurs would accept a cut-price fee for Aurier over the next few days as they would not want to risk losing the 28-year-old for free next summer. Hopefully, Celik completes his move to Atletico, allowing Lille to push ahead with a move for the Ivorian.

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