Ivorian defender finds new club


Serge Aurier has joined Spanish La Liga side, Villarreal.

After spending a few months without a club, the Ivorian star has signed a one-year contract with the Yellow Submarine, with an option to renew for another year.

Aurier re-unites with Spanish coach Unai Emery who he worked with at French giants, Paris Saint-Germain.

He has not played club football since leaving English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur at the end of last season. Luckily for the right back, he has been involved with the Ivory Coast national team during this period which has helped his fitness levels to be good.

At Tottenham, the 28-year-old made 77 appearances scoring five goals and assisting another 12 strikes.

“Villarreal CF have reached an agreement with Serge Aurier, who joins the Yellows as a free agent and will represent the Yellows this season, with the option of extending the link between both parties for two further campaigns,” read a club statement.

“After completing his medical and signing his Villarreal contract, Aurier will head off to represent his country, Côte d’Ivoire, who have called him up for two World Cup qualifiers against Malawi (Friday 8th and Monday 11th October).”

“Serge Aurier is a defender who is great physically. He stands out for his power, speed, strength and capability to join the attack. He is a versatile player who tends to play at right-back, but he can also play in the middle of defence.”

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By FARPost Reporter