Ex-Spurs player Serge Aurier ‘open to Arsenal move’

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Serge Aurier is reportedly open to a move to North-London rivals Arsenal after Tottenham Hotspur terminated his contract. 

Aurier mutually agreed to end his deal with Spurs on deadline day, after four years with the club. Tottenham released a statement that read: “The Club can confirm the departure of Serge Aurier following the mutual termination of his contract.”

The Ivory Coast international joined Tottenham Hotspur from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 for a fee of around £23 million. He made his debut in a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. He then went on to make 110 appearances in all competitions for the London club, scoring eight goals.

Spurs did try to sell the right-back this summer. There was interest in Aurier from clubs in France, Turkey and Russia, but a permanent move failed to materialise. It is quite clear that Aurier has no future at Tottenham under Nuno Espírito Santo. Subsequently, both parties have decided to go their separate ways. 

Aurier on his way to rivals Arsenal?

The 28-year-old is now searching for a new club after becoming a free agent this summer. It is reported that Aurier would consider following the controversial path from Tottenham to join North-London rivals Arsenal. He is keen to stay in England, and Spurs could face him on the opposite side if the Ivorian defender gets his wish. 

According to Sky Sports News, Arsenal is a realistic option for Serge Aurier, and his representatives are monitoring the situation. Aurier could become one of a  handful of players to play for both clubs in recent years, following in the footsteps of William Gallas, Emmanuel Adebayor and Sol Campbell. 

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