Report reveals the problems Serge Aurier is now facing after leaving Spurs

Serge Aurier
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According to a report from Calciomercato, former Tottenham defender Serge Aurier is struggling to find a club due to his excessive wage demands. 

The Ivorian right-back has been without a club for the last few weeks, after mutually agreeing to terminate his contract with Spurs at the end of August. 

Spurs had reportedly been actively looking to shift Aurier on during the summer, after it became apparent that his future would not be In North London, with the likes of Japhet Tanganga, Matt Doherty and new signing Emerson Royal all ahead in the pecking order. 

However, Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici were unsuccessful in their attempts to do so and were left with no choice but to cancel his contract. 

According to Italian publication Calciomercato, Aurier had attracted interest from a handful of Serie A sides including Roma, Genoa and Salernitana, but none have been keen on closing a deal due to his wage demands. 

The report adds that Spurs rivals Arsenal have also been keeping tabs on Aurier’s situation, while it was previously claimed he would consider crossing the North London divide.  

During his four-year spell in north London, he earned around £70,000 per week, which the Italian clubs allegedly considered to be excessive.

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If Aurier is to find a club soon and quickly find a starting spot, his wage demands may have to come down a touch, given the season has already started.

He still has a solid amount of time at the top level given he is 28-years-old, and there will no doubt be a club out there willing to take a punt on him. 

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