Report: Paul Mitchell interested in making Spurs star one of his first signings at Monaco

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier is reported to be on the radar of Monaco this summer.

Sky Sports (transfer centre – 18:43 – 1/7/20) claim that the right-back has become the subject of interest of the Ligue 1 side after they appointed Paul Mitchell as their new sporting director.

Mitchell is no stranger to Spurs having worked as the North London club’s head of recruitment and was credited with bringing the likes of Heung-min Son, Dele Alli, Victor Wanyama and Toby Alderweireld to the club only to become frustrated in the role and resigned from his post in 2016 (Guardian).

The 38-year-old has since gone on to work at RB Leipzig, where he again spotted the talent of  Christopher Nkunku, Ademola Lookman, Hannes Wolf, Dani Olmo and Patrik Schick (Monaco Tribune).

At 27, Aurier is hardly a up and coming talent but has reportedly been earmarked by Mitchell to become one of his first signings in the principality.

Aurier has established himself as Tottenham’ first-choice right-back under Jose Mourinho, with the club having sold Kieran Trippier last summer and making the decision to send Kyle Walker-Peters on loan to Southampton in January.

The Ivorian admitted earlier this season that he was ready to quit Spurs after failing to secure a place in the starting eleven while Mauricio Pochettino was still in charge (Bal des Productions).

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