Serge Aurier is reportedly on the radar for both AC Milan and PSG heading into the final few weeks of the European transfer window.
The Daily Mail report the Spurs right-back is keen to leave north London this summer after a mixed time with the Premier League side. AC Milan and former club PSG are reportedly interested in signing the Ivory Coast defender.
With Kieran Tripper already gone, having joined Atletico Madrid, Mauricio Pochettino has found himself short on right-backs heading into the 2019/20 season, with the Tottenham boss omitting to sign a replacement for the English international.
Argentine defender Juan Foyth has told the Evening Standard, that he is ready to take up the mantle of right-back in the first-team despite being naturally a centre-back, whereas Pochettino seems to be confident in Kyle Walker-Peter’s ability to take up the role as the youngster started in the opening game of the season, but where does that leave Aurier?
Aurier joined Spurs in the summer of 2017 following the departure of Kyle Walker to Manchester City, and despite the fanfare at the time, the former PSG man has been an unpopular figure in his two years in the English capital.
Injuries and inconsistent performances have resulted in the Ivorian having limited game time for Spurs, playing just 41 games across two seasons for the north London side, with only 22 of those appearances coming in the Premier League as numbers from Transfermarkt show.
Aurier cost Tottenham a reported £23 million on deadline day according to BBC Sport, and although the defender has failed to nail down a first-team spot under Pochettino, the Spurs boss will be reckless to allow the right-back to leave with Walker-Peters the only natural player in that position and Foyth on the road to recovery from an ankle injury.
The former Ligue 1 defender might not be most Tottenham fans ideal man to keep this summer, but with numbers at right-back low, keeping Aurier around will be a smart move from Pochettino.