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Tottenham Hotspur Sign PSG Right-back Serge Aurier

Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of controversial PSG and Ivory Coast right-back Serge Aurier for a reported €25 million (S$40.2 million).

The deal kept dragging because of his suspended prison sentence in France but the side managed to pull through a last minute deal after securing all his necessary papers to secure him a work permit.

Aurier was found guilty in September last year of assaulting a police officer outside a Paris nightclub in May 2016 but was given a convertible two-month prison term.

The highly rated defender started his career with French club Lens before moving to Toulouse in 2012. He then switched to PSG in 2014, initially on loan, before making the permanent move in 2015.

Despite his failings outside the pitch, Aurier somehow managed to put on consistent performances on the field playing 81 times for the Parisian club, winning two Ligue 1 titles and three French Cups.

At 24, Aurier has been capped an amazing 40 times for Ivory Coast and promised to use this opportunity to re-invent himself.

“This is a huge and exciting opportunity at a massive football club and I am determined to prove myself as a professional both on and off the pitch,” Aurier told Tottenham’s official website.

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“The fans are the most important people at any club and I am looking forward to showing them and everyone at Spurs the real Serge Aurier.” He added.

Aurier’s relentless forward runs make him the perfect replacement for England right-back Kyle Walker, who Tottenham sold to Manchester City for €50, twice the amount the side sold England right-back Kyle Walker, to Manchester City in July.

He becomes Tottenham’s third defensive reinforcement in the week joining centre-back Davinson Sanchez who arrived for a reported club record fee of £42 million (S$73.5 million) from Ajax and Juan Foyth from Estudiantes.


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