Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier has enjoyed quite the revival under Jose Mourinho this season as he’s usurped summer signing Matt Doherty into becoming the first-choice right-back in the Premier League.
And now according to reports, the north London outfit could hand him a fresh contract extension…
That’s what Football Insider have claimed this weekend.
It is suggested that chairman Daniel Levy is keen to sort out the 27-year-old’s future as he enters the final 18 months of his current £120k-per-week deal in N17.
As a result, Aurier is set to be offered a new contract.
It is indeed a mighty turnaround for a player that looked dead certain to leave the club in the summer.
Aurier had interest from Serie A giants AC Milan as well as Bayer Leverkusen, according to Sky Sports, who claimed the Ivorian could depart the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for ‘the right price.’
Although his time at the club has also been marred by controversy on more than one occasion – during the UK’s first lockdown earlier this year, the 66-cap international was disciplined after breaching regulations a third time.
Whilst on the pitch, he has often been lambasted for his calamitous ways.
Former Spurs striker-turned-pundit Darren Bent once described Aurier as a “liability” and club legend Chris Waddle claimed that “his choices are sometimes terrible” and that he’s “just not the answer.”
Waddle also added: “I just think a calamitous mistake is never far away.”
It is surely only a matter of time before he reverts back to type, so now with his value rocketing back up, it would be a very wise and shrewd financial decision from Levy if he were to cash in on Aurier instead of offering him those fresh terms.
Spurs evidently have a very competent alternative in Doherty, so it’s not as if Mourinho would be short-changed as a result.
The subsequent funds could help provide a new centre-back, one that’ll genuinely have them on the path to title contention.
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