Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier has revealed that he is looking to leave the club this summer and has already agreed the conditions of his exit with the board.
The right-back moved to North London from Paris Saint-Germain on a five-year deal in 2017 for a fee in the region of £23million and is set to enter the final twelve months of his current agreement (BBC).
Aurier admitted that he would have signed a contract extension by now if it was his intention to remain at Tottenham having claimed that he has reached the end of his cycle at the club and would relish the opportunity to return to PSG.
“Everyone is aware that if I wanted to extend my deal at Tottenham, I would’ve done so already. I’m not going to do it in six months,” he told L’Equipe.
“I’ve reached the end of a cycle and it’s time to look elsewhere. The two parties, Tottenham’s board and my agents, have agreed upon the conditions. We’ll see after that.
“I’ve never hidden by desire to return to PSG one day. It’s the club of my heart, the one that I support and I feel free to speak about it.
“But I don’t want people to think that I’m stuck on them and I’m not closing the door on anyone.
“But if the club were to make an offer this summer, it’s sure that PSG would be my first choice.”
Aurier has shown throughout his time at Tottenham that he is a defensive liability having been guilty of a number of errors which have ended up costing the North Londoners dearly, with former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher describing him as ‘maybe one of the biggest liabilities in Premier League football’ (Sky Sports).
The right-back position has to be one of Tottenham’s main areas of attention this summer with Aurier’s likely departure and Matt Doherty having experienced a tough first year at the club following his move from Wolves.
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