Tottenham Evens Favourites To Sign Aurier


Tottenham have sensationally leapt ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign Serge Aurier, 24, according to L’Equipe.

The deal can’t be completed yet as the troubled Paris St Germain full back is currently barred from entering the United Kingdom due to a conviction for elbowing a Paris police officer last year.

Controversially, the Ivory Coast international couldn’t obtain a visa to play in PSG’s Champions League group match at Arsenal last autumn as the appeal against the conviction was not filed.

Now, with the appeal set to be heard in the coming days in Paris, Aurier is hoping that a decision to overturn the conviction will allow him to reignite his career in the Premier League.

Heavily linked with a move to Arsenal in 2014, the right back opted to join PSG but in the three seasons since, he has made just 81 appearances in all competitions.

Whichever club signs Aurier, they are getting an opinionated player. He was fined and suspended for detrimental comments about former coach Laurent Blanc and also offer his none-too-complimentary views on Angel Di Maria and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, both of whom were team-mates at the time.

Manchester United were favourites but it’s believed Spurs reached agreement with PSG over the fee, while Juventus and Internazionale are also claimed to be interested in him.