Tottenham Hotspur right-back Serge Aurier has announced that he intends to exit the club this summer. The 28-year-old left Paris Saint-Germain to join Spurs in 2017. Now he prefers to make a return to the Parisians and hoping for a reunion with former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Despite being afflicted by injuries during last season the Ivory Coast international kept Matt Doherty out of the lineup and started 19 Premier League games for Spurs. Ahead of the 2021-22 season, PSG is known to be interested in re-signing Aurier. In addition, the defender has also claimed to quit Spurs in order to return to the Parc des Princes.
Speaking to L’Equipe, Aurier said: “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. 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 my 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 made it explicitly clear that he is ready to move on from Tottenham, with a return to PSG his preferred destination. Aurier’s current contract at Tottenham is set to expire in the summer of 2022.