With former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino rumoured to be closing in on a move to Paris Saint-Germain, Ivorian defender Serge Aurier has opened up about a possible return to the French giants.
The 28-year-old had a successful three-year spell at the French capital and won the Ligue 1 title twice, the Coupe de la Ligue three times, the Coupe de France three times and the Trophee des Champions two times in his time with the Paris based club.
Aurier signed for North London side Tottenham Hotspur while Pochettino was still the coach and reached the UEFA Champions League final under his mentorship in the 2018/19 season.
Speaking to SunSport about his former coach possibly taking charge of the French champions, the right back said he is open to a return to last year’s UEFA Champions League finalists should they come calling for his services.
“When I say PSG is the club close to my heart, I don’t want journalists to say, ‘He can’t say that!’ But of course, I will answer the call (if asked to return),” said Aurier.
“It’s the club I’ve loved the most out of all the clubs I’ve played for. Paris is where I turned into a man, as a professional, where I discovered myself more. That’s where I enjoyed myself the most,” he added.
Although the Ivorian admitted that PSG has always been his favourite club, he also admitted that he is very happy at the London-based club. “When I was a youngster at Lens, Paris was the club of my heart. One day, it would be no problem at all to go back, with pleasure. I will never turn down an offer from Paris, that is absolutely certain. If ever it comes up, why not? If it doesn’t, I’m very happy where I am and things are going well for me,” he concluded.
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