In Focus: Serge Aurier solves problem position for Pochettino

As reported by The Guardian, Tottenham Hotspur are keen to conclude a deal for Paris Saint-Germain star Serge Aurier this summer.

What’s the story?

With one of last season’s top performers, Kyle Walker, leaving to join Manchester City in the summer, time is running out for Tottenham Hotspur to make the signing required to ensure quality is not lost at right-back this season.

That will be why they’re looking to get a deal done for Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier this week. That’s according to The Guardian, who say that the only thing holding up the potential transfer is Aurier’s own personal legal problems, with the terms of the £23m deal agreed with both the French club and the player.

Can he get the job done at Spurs?

Aurier has emerged as one of the best full-backs in France over the last couple of years although has found himself down the pecking order at PSG behind Thomas Meunier and new signing Dani Alves. Signing in 2014, he’s won plenty of trophies with the French side, 11 in total.

That kind of winning experience is something that could enhance Spurs’ squad as they look to add serious silverware to the cabinet home and abroad next season. With Kyle Walker now at Manchester City, they need an upgrade on the right side of defence and Aurier appears to fit the bill.

With power, pace, tackling ability and the desire to get forward with the ball, his game appears suited for the English Premier League and if he arrived on these shores we reckon he’d be a success.