Former Tottenham right back Serge Aurier ‘would be open to a move to rivals Arsenal after terminating his contract by mutal consent’… as the free agent looks for a new club
- Ex-Spurs right back Serge Aurier would reportedly consider joining Arsenal
- Aurier terminated his Tottenham contract by mutual consent on Tuesday
- The 28-year-old’s preference is to keep playing in England this season
- Arsenal are one of several clubs to have been made aware of his preference
Serge Aurier is reportedly open to a move to Arsenal after terminating his contract with Tottenham by mutual consent.
The right back told Spurs of his intention to leave the club last summer but was unable to find a suitable move before the end of the transfer window. Consequently, both parties agreed to end his contract, which was due to expire at the end of the seasons, early.
Aurier is now a free agent and his preference is to stay in England. According to Sky Sports, Arsenal are one of a number of clubs who have been informed of this.
Serge Aurier is reportedly open to a move to Arsenal after terminating his contract with Tottenham by mutual consent
The defender, who reportedly had offers France, Russia and Turkey, spent four years with Tottenham after signing for around £23million from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017.
Aurier has had links with Arsenal in the past, after he tweeted a picture of himself wearing a Gunners shirt during his time at Toulouse in 2013. The post was later deleted.
Arsenal signed right back Takehiro Tomiyasu on deadline day while Cedric Soares and Calum Chambers are other options at Mikel Arteta’s disposal.
Arsenal signed right back Takehiro Tomiyasu on deadline day and other options in that area
The 28-year-old vyed with the likes of Kieran Trippier and Matt Doherty for supremacy down the right flank during his time in north London, while Japhet Tanganga has been favoured in the role this season under new boss Nuno Espirito Santo.
His future looked bleak after the arrival of Emerson Royal from Barcelona on deadline day in a deal worth £25.7m.
Announcing the Ivory Coast star’s departure, Tottenham said: ‘The Club can confirm the departure of Serge Aurier following the mutual termination of his contract.
The 28-year-old is now a free agent and his preference is to stay in England this season
‘We thank Serge for his service and wish him well for the future.’
The 28-year-old paid tribute to the club upon his exit – thanking the fans for their support but said he was ready for the next chapter of his career.
He said: ‘I have really enjoyed my time at Spurs and would like to thank the Club and the fans, but I feel now is the right time for me to move onto a new challenge.’
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