31 Aug, 14:45
Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the signing of right-back Serge Aurier from Paris Saint-Germain on a five-year-deal.
The Ivorian international, thought to have set Spurs back around £23m, is Mauricio Pochettino’s fourth signing of the summer after Paulo Gazzaniga, Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth and comes in as a replacement for Kyle Walker, sold to Manchester City for £50m earlier in the window.
The north Londoners were left with an anxious wait over the Home Office’s decision to grant the 24-year-old, who was refused entry to the UK for a Champions League game with Arsenal last season after assaulting a police officer, a UK work visa. Aurier appealed, which was successful after the conviction was reportedly reduced to a fine.
Having started his professional career with Lens after moving to France as a 13-year-old, Aurier rose to prominence during his time with Toulouse and joined PSG, initially on loan, in 2014. He won domestic trebles in each of his first two seasons in the capital, adding further cup and league cup honors in 2016/17 as Monaco wrestled the Ligue 1 title away.