Paul Stewart thinks that Tottenham need to replace right-back Serge Aurier, as they’re unable to rely on the Ivorian.
Aurier is heading into his fourth season in north London but has not yet been able to make the right-back spot his own – appearing in just over half of Spurs’ Premier League games.
His first two campaigns at the club he was competing with Kieran Trippier for a starting-place, but since his departure for Atletico Madrid after the Champions League final, £70,000-a-week man Aurier has been seen as Tottenham’s number one right-back.
However, due to his inconsistent form and several high-profile errors, he’s been in and out the side, and was even behind youngster and makeshift right-back Japhet Tanganga in the pecking order at one-point last season.
And Stewart exclusively told Football FanCast that new manager Nuno Espirito Santo needs to move him on:
“For me, we need a replacement for him. He’s not a defender you can rely on week in, week out.
“Some weeks he looks unbeatable, but that’s not often enough, it’s one in 10 or 20 that you think ‘what a good player’.”