Three reasons Tottenham should sign Joel Veltman over Serge Aurier

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino looks to be stepping up his efforts to sign a new right-back this summer with the Evening Standard claiming the club is interested in Ajax’s Joel Veltman, while French media outlet RMC Sport claim that Spurs have made an enquiry for Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier.

With Kyle Walker continuing to be linked with a move to Manchester City, the Spurs boss obviously feels that he needs to provide more cover in that position for Kieran Trippier next season if the 27-year-old does go as the north London outfit once again look to compete for the Premier League title, as well as progress through the group stages of the Champions League.

While Trippier performed admirably against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final and Arsenal in the final ever north London derby at White Hart Lane having been preferred to Walker, Pochettino must believe that he needs another body to compete with the former Burnley man.

Veltman looks set to leave Ajax this summer after helping them reach the Europa League final, while Aurier has turned his PSG career around following a number of issues and Unai Emery is keen to extend the Ivory Coast international’s current deal.

Here are three reasons Tottenham should sign Veltman over Aurier…