Tottenham Hotspur begain their Premier League campaign with a home victory against Aston Villa yesterday evening.
While the majority of discussion regarding Mauricio Pochettino’s team selection may have been surrounding Jan Vertonghen’s omission from the squad, the manager decided to include Serge Aurier among the substitutes.
Aurier did not play a minute of Tottenham’s pre-season matches following his involvement in the Ivory Coast’s African Cup of Nations along with the need to undergo hand surgery (Spurs official).
Spurs fans have reacted to reports that the right-back has told his Tottenham team-mates that he wants to leave the club following interest from former club PSG and AC Milan (Daily Mail).
With the transfer window still open some European leagues until September 2nd, there is still ample time for the 26-year-old to leave.
Kyle Walker-Peters certainly showed during his performance against Aston Villa that he is more than capable of stepping up following the departure of Kieran Trippier.
However, if Aurier is to depart it will leave Spurs with only one natural right-back in Walker-Peters and would have to look to utilise the likes of Moussa Sissoko in the position if required.
Here’s how some Spurs fans reacted on Twitter to the transfer speculation.
But who else is going to get a yellow card in the 1st 10 minutes then…
— zachary totten (@Napoleon8285) 11 August 2019
We’ve wasted him. Had real potential
— ? (@FFSGad) 11 August 2019
Hopefully this isn’t true just off the basis we will have no RB’s then. Next summer he can leave no drama.
— Bradley Flanagan (@Brad_Flange) 11 August 2019
Get going then.. hardly plays 5-10 games in a season.
— Vishnu unni (@unni_tweetz) 11 August 2019
If we only lose Serge before the window shuts . I’d be happy with that . It’s worth taking the hit for a few months and keep Toby , Jan and Eriksen .
— jason snell (@Jasonsnell17) 11 August 2019
Cant let him go now with our lack of depth
— Gareth Pugh (@GarethPugh10) 11 August 2019
Shut the door behind you x
— Max (@SessengnonSZN) 11 August 2019
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