Report: Player who wanted to leave Spurs in the summer wants to sign new deal

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According to a report by Foot Mercato, Serge Aurier is ready to sign a contract extension at Tottenham Hotspur after feeling revitalised in North London since Jose Mourinho’s arrival.

Aurier was a much-maligned figure until a few months ago with many people questioning his reliability after a series of unforced errors (Football Insider).

However, the defender has seen an upturn in form since Mourinho arrived at Spurs towards the end of November and has gone on to be a potent attacking threat down the right-hand side.

The 27-year-old, who admitted to coming close to leaving Tottenham in the summer (Bal des Productions), has now reportedly decided that his future lies at the club after becoming a first-team regular under the Portuguese.

With his contract reportedly coming to an end in the summer of 2022 (BBC), the report claimed the Lilywhites are expected to begin talks over an extension with the Ivory Coast international in the coming days.

It is claimed that talks should be resolved swiftly due to the Ivorian’s desire to extend his stay at the club.

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A lot of credit behind Aurier’s rise has to go to Mourinho as his rise is down to the unique system that the Portuguese coach employs to suit his strengths. By playing a drop-sided back four that allows the 27-year-old to play further forward, he is creating more havoc in the opposition’s box and less in our own. However, we still need to sign someone like Max Aarons in the summer to give him some competition.

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