Paris Saint-Germain hope to find a new right-back this summer and have a reunion with Tottenham’s Serge Aurier high on their wish list.
Aurier joined PSG in 2014 and spent three successful years in Paris before joining Spurs, where he has not always held down a permanent spot in the team and faced repeated rumours of a potential departure.
This season, however, Aurier has been largely quite decent. The Ivorian has made 26 appearances in all competitions, chipping in with two goals and three assists, and RMC Sport claim that Aurier’s form has piqued the interest of PSG.
It’s worth noting that PSG’s interest in Aurier is nothing new. L’Equipe brought it up in 2019 and Le Parisien discussed it in April, so it does seem that the French side have long had sellers remorse when it comes to Aurier.
While news on PSG’s interest is not a surprise, what does come as a shock is Aurier’s price tag, which Spurs are believed to have set at around £9m.
That figure likely stems from Aurier’s expiring contract. He is about to enter the final 12 months of his current deal and is yet to ink fresh terms, and Spurs may be forced to cash in for cheap if the right-back continues to delay negotiations.
That kind of price tag has also attracted interest from Atletico Madrid, while long-term admirers AC Milan and Spartak Moscow may join in the fun again if Aurier does hit the market.
It’s noted that Aurier is open to the idea of a return to Paris, which is a little surprising given the circumstances of his departure. The Ivorian left the Parc des Princes after being suspended for insulting both Angel Di Maria and then-manager Laurent Blanc, who banished Aurier to the reserves for his behaviour.
Even if Aurier is interested in leaving, it would be a surprise to see Spurs let him leave so easily. Aurier has enjoyed some excellent performances this season, fending off competition from summer-signing Matt Doherty for the most part.
However, with reports suggesting young Norwich right-back Max Aarons is back on their radar, this might be the time to cash in on Aurier.