Tottenham sign Serge Aurier as Kyle Walker replacement


Tottenham have sealed the signing of Ivory Coast and Paris Saint-Germain full-back Serge Aurier on a five-year contract, as first reported via their official Twitter account.

The BBC have expanded on the contractual details, claiming the £23 million deal was held up by work permit complications.

He will be Spurs’ fourth signing of the summer after deals for Davinson Sanchez from Ajax, Juan Foyth from Estudiantes and goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga from Southampton.

Tottenham will hope Serge Aurier’s off-field discrepancies are behind him; he was handed a suspended sentence for assaulting a police officer last year, served a three-match ban for insulting a referee on Facebook, used homophobic language to insult coach Laurent Blanc and called Angel Di Maria, a team-mate, a ‘clown’ on Periscope.

“This is a fresh start for me and I will do everything to make the Spurs fanbase, which is huge and diverse, proud of me,” said Aurier.

“The fans are the most important people at any club and I am looking forward to showing them and everyone at Spurs the real Serge Aurier.”

The 24-year-old has won two league titles with PSG since joining from Toulouse, initially on loan in 2014, before making the deal permanent the following year.

He has also won honours with his national side, lifting the 2015 African Cup of Nations after playing in all six games of the tournament.


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