Serge Aurier has admitted that he would be open to returning to France in the future but only if one of Lens, Toulouse or Paris Saint-Germain wish to sign him.
Aurier, who is into his fourth season at Tottenham, has had a complicated campaign so far.
He was arguably playing the best football of his Spurs career at the start of the season, with Matt Doherty’s arrival from Wolves seeming to have brought the best out of him.
However, the 28-year-old’s performances have dipped over the last couple of months and he has found himself in and out of the side, partly due to injury.
It was reported at the end of last month that the right-back had fallen out with Jose Mourinho at half-time of Tottenham’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool and it was suggested that his future at the North London club was in jeopardy.
However, he has subsequently been brought back into the fold by Mourinho after being left out of the matchday squad against Brighton.
The defender will have just one year left on his contract with Spurs at the end of the season and it remains to be seen what the future holds for him.
When asked if he would return to the Ligue 1 in the future, Aurier told Soccer Stories – Oh My Goal: “I’ll never close the door to PSG, never in my life.
“Like I said recently, I did an interview with someone a few weeks ago, and they asked me the same question and I said that I had never closed the door to PSG.
“I said that if I returned to France, if not the club that trained me, which is Lens, or for Paris, then I will not be going back to France.”
When asked if he would consider returning to Toulouse, where he spent two and a half years prior to his move to Paris, Aurier said: “Toulouse? Yeah why not?
“Those are clubs that I loved, clubs where I spent a lot of time, so that wouldn’t be a problem.”
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A new contract does not seem forthcoming for Aurier at the moment. So I would not be surprised if this turns out to be his final season at Spurs. However, I doubt he would be able to return to France in the summer as no Ligue 1 club other PSG would likely be in a position to afford him.
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