Report: Aurier ‘renaissance’ means Spurs in no rush to sign this long-term right-back target

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur started the season with Kyle Walker-Peters at right-back, following the sale of former first-choice Kieran Trippier.

Once Walker-Peters picked up an injury, Davinson Sanchez, Moussa Sissoko, and Juan Foyth were all used at right-back, until Serge Aurier nailed down the starting spot.

Since Mourinho came in, Aurier has been a near ever-present in that right-back position, often playing as more of a winger than a defender.

Due to the Ivorian’s apparent return to form, Spurs apparently see signing a new right-back as a ‘less pressing’ issue for the time being.

The Athletic report that Spurs have identified a long-term target, but may be best placed to move for him in the summer rather than January.

Spurs are said to be keen on Norwich defender Max Aarons, but with Aurier and Foyth as right-back options, they will take their time on the potential transfer. The Athletic claim that it may take close to £45m to sign the youngster.

Aarons has been extremely impressive for the promoted Norwich City this season.

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