Somewhat short of right-backs throughout the second half of the season, Tottenham selling Serge Aurier might feel like a weird move, but it’s something that could happen in the near future.
At least, that’s what Sport Mediaset are reporting on Wednesday, following up on an article from Gazzetta dello Sport on Tuesday.
Yesterday’s article suggested ‘at least €15m’ would be needed to get the former Paris Saint-Germain man, ‘knowing that deal with Tottenham is never simple’.
Well, Sport Mediaset state Spurs are ‘asking for €20m’, which backs up Gazzetta’s claim somewhat, adding the player has ‘already given his yes to Milan’.
The Serie A side’s need for a player in the role stems from them ‘almost certainly’ selling one of either Andrea Conti or Davide Calabria this summer, which is why the attention was turned to Aurier in the first place.
As stated above, the Ivory Coast has agreed to terms with Milan, and while there are ‘details to polish’, the main job remains convincing Tottenham.
We know the price, and it’s pointed out José Mourinho ‘wouldn’t stand in the sale’s way’, perhaps keen to revamp his defence after a rather difficult first few months in charge at the club.
Either way, the way the Italian press are spinning it, there’s a decent chance Aurier could move this summer.