‘Trained all week’ – Mason talks about reason behind Serge Aurier absence

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Serge Aurier
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Ryan Mason has claimed that Serge Aurier trained all week with the Tottenham first-team but missed out on the squad to face Wolves in the Premier League due to injury.

The Spurs interim head coach said that the right-back was not 100 per cent fit during the week and the coaches did not want someone to play if they were not 100 per cent. He also added that Aurier himself agreed with that assessment.

The Ivorian right-back had previously started every game under Ryan Mason since the former Spurs academy graduate took over from the sacked Jose Mourinho.

The Aurier omission comes after the player was linked with a return to PSG this week, with there being just one year remaining on his current contract with Spurs.

Of course, the Lilywhites signed Aurier from the French giants back in 2017 for around £22.5m. TransferMarkt claim that the right-back is currently worth around £18m.

Mason did not comment on any transfer rumours surrounding the defender.

He said (Football London): “We’re not too sure with Serge. He trained all week but he wasn’t 100 per cent. We didn’t think it was right to have him out there on the pitch and he didn’t think so either.”

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