Spurs player claims he would like to return to the club which is in his heart

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Tottenham Hotspur right-back Serge Aurier has revealed his desire to end his playing career at Paris Saint-Germain.

The 27-year-old moved to North London from the French giants in 2017 for a fee in the region of £23million and penned a five-year contract until 2022 (BBC).

Aurier was part of a successful PSG team who won twelve pieces of domestic silverware during his time in the capital from 2014 and 2017 (transfermarkt).

His time at the club had moments of controversy including a suspension from his side in 2016 when he appeared to use homophobic language to insult coach Laurent Blanc and calling team-mate Angel di Maria a “clown” on social media app Periscope (The Sun).

He has become Tottenham’s first choice right-back following Jose Mourinho’s appointment in late November.

The Ivorian has shown some improvement in his game but is still prone to lapses of concentration in his defending which was evident during the 3-0 defeat at RB Leipzig earlier last month which ended the club’s Champions League hopes.

“If I can see myself finish my career at PSG? That is even my plan! I would like to finish at PSG,” Aurier told Canal + Afrique, as reported by Get French Football News.

“It is before everything else the club of my heart. I have a feeling of unfinished business. It has been my club since I was a kid, I would go watch matches at the Parc des Princes. 

“It was a dream for me to come to PSG and for me, that dream is not finished. If I was to finish my career at PSG, I would love that. I could have spent my entire career at PSG, that certainly wouldn’t have upset me.”

“When you play for the club of your heart, you don’t want to go anywhere else nor do you have regrets.

“There are players who have spent nearly their entire careers at one club because it is love. It is not a question of money or anything else.

“All my family is in Paris, I am Parisian, I cannot dream of better. Aside from that, today, I am having my little career elsewhere, I hope to be the best a bit everywhere. I am following PSG from afar, but it remains my club and that will not change.”

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