According to SkySources, Tottenham’s deal to bring PSG right-back Serge Aurier is all but finalised, with the Ivorian already having completed his medical.
It is understood that the transfer will cost Spurs £23 million, which is below half of what Premier League rivals Manchester City spent on 27 year old full-back Kyle Walker.
SkySources have also reiterated that the situation over the 24 year old’s right to work in the United Kingdom is the only blockade to the move going through.
Aurier, who was found guilty of assaulting a police officer, was sentenced to a ‘convertible’ two month stay in prison last year, as reported by The Guardian.
The report also explains that a ‘convertible’ sentence means that the punishment is flexible and that Aurier can do community service as an alternative.
It is this issue that needs resolving before the home office can grant the right-back entry to the United Kingdom, which both PSG and Spurs are confident will be resolved swiftly.
Serge Aurier is therefore extremely likely to be one of Pochettino’s desired three signings to come before the window slams shut at the end of the month. Who would you like the other two to be?
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