Serge Aurier sends touching message to Spurs fans – Calls Arsenal the ‘enemy’

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Serge Aurier
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Former Tottenham Hotspur right-back, Serge Aurier has taken to Instagram to send a touching message to the North London faithful following his transfer to Villarreal.

Spurs and Aurier agreed to mutually end his contract at the club this summer after he failed to secure a move away before the transfer window slammed shut.

It has taken until October for the Ivory Coast international to find a new home but he will now be joining Juan Foyth at La Liga club, Villarreal, the current Europa League holders.

Although the defender endured many ups and downs during his time at Tottenham, he spoke very proudly of his time at the club.

Aurier even revealed it didn’t feel right to play for another club in England due to his loyalty to Spurs, evening adding that he would never join the ‘enemy’, seemingly referring to Arsenal. This came after the right-back was linked with such a possible move.

Aurier wrote on Instagram (translated to English): ‘To my big family, my supporters. First of all, I would like to thank all the Spurs fans for these amazing four seasons by your side.

‘They were all different but I leave with memories to remember. I had great fun wearing your colours proudly. It’s true that everything hasn’t been perfect, there have been moments of joy and sadness, but I know one thing. I have always played by invest 100%, no cheating.

‘I’ve never seen myself in another club in England unless it’s your home. And I couldn’t see myself joining the enemy because I have way too much respect for our club, our history and all the moments we shared together.

‘You’ve shown unfailing support during these four seasons and I want to thank you for bringing me so much. These past few months have not been easy and I wish I could have said goodbye in better conditions but every story has its end. You have to accept and move on.

‘I am now addressing you, my former teammates, my brothers with whom I have experienced a lot. I really enjoyed playing alongside you, I know you’ll miss me especially in our dressing room where I like to set the mood.

‘I wish you all the best for this season and promise I will come back to see you. You won’t forget me soon. Good luck.’

Spurs Web Opinion:

His time at Tottenham was frustrating due to his immense talent and the lack of consistency on the pitch, but Aurier gave his all. I think we will all remember him playing on after the death of his brother as a moment of pure respect. Good luck, Serge.

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