‘Too hated at times’ – Some Spurs fans react to exit of £23m man

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Some Tottenham fans on social media have hailed Serge Aurier after it emerged that the defender had agreed to terminate his contract with the North London club late on transfer deadline day.

Spurs were rumoured to be after a new right-back all summer but they had to wait until deadline day to get a deal for Emerson Royal over the line.

The North London club reportedly tried hard to move Aurier on throughout the transfer window, with the Ivorian being linked with moves to the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Lille earlier in the summer, with Real Betis also alleged to have shown interest on deadline day.

However, none of those moves materialised, with Tottenham eventually agreeing to terminate his contract, which was due to run out next summer.

Even though Aurier had put in plenty of good performances over the course of his four years in North London following his £23m move from PSG, the 28-year-old was a divisive figure among the fan base, partly due to being prone to moments of madness he showed when defending.

However, the response to the announcement of his departure was overwhelmingly positive, with some Spurs faithful particularly remembering the time that Aurier started a game for the club just two days after his brother was murdered.

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It is extremely pleasing to see Spurs fans being appreciative of Aurier’s service, particularly in an era where football Twitter is dominated by people who abuse players from their own clubs.

I certainly believe that the Ivorian was a much better player than he was given credit for during his time at Spurs and I have no doubts that he will be picked up by a top club.

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