Opinion: Serge Aurier granted work permit ahead of Tottenham transfer

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Paris Saint-German right-back Serge Aurier has been approved for a work visa after his conviction for assault was downgraded to a fine.

The Ivorian is rumoured to have turned down Barcelona, Juventus and Manchester United in favour of Tottenham where he will be a like-for-like replacement for Kyle Walker.

On paper, this transfer seems like a fantastic one so long that Pochettino is able to keep Aurier in check, a man who is known for his disciplinary issues.

Kyle Walker often would do very well beating his man and also closing them down, he did the physical stuff well, Aurier has shown an ability to deliver a final product in addition to the pace and flair.

The problem this presents for Spurs is that the defensive side of things isn’t the issue for them so far this season, it’s the attacking side.

Spurs have missed out on Keita Balde, Ross Barkley (so far), Thomas Lemar and many other attacking players who could add a new dimension to their play, so far as Wembley this season they’ve needed players to exploit the space in the wings and get crosses in. 

It’s not to talk ill of Kieran Trippier, who is a fantastic player, but he doesn’t have the pace needed to get to the by line and whip those fantastic crosses in that he’s known for, Aurier could provide that for Spurs.

In the two days remaining (if you wanna call it that) in the transfer window, Spurs would do as well to sign a fast and intelligent winger to match the smart play of Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli.

If it were down to us, it would be Demarai Gray, Jean Michael Seri and possibly Divock Origi if you could get them all in the short time span remaining.

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