The Ivorian right back is very keen to join Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford in the summer, as initial talks seem to have already taken place, and Aurier has given the the green light to the Portuguese coach. However, Manchester United will be contested by the likes of Manchester City and Barcelona in their pursuit of the £20m-rated fullback nonetheless.
Although PSG are willing to keep Aurier at the club, it won’t be easy as Thomas Meunier has moved up above him in the pecking order. The disappointed 24-year-old, who still has 2 years left on his contract, seems to have his mind made up to leave Parc Des Princes and start afresh.
Recently, a French source fueled the speculation further, by stating: “Serge has been offered a new deal to stay with PSG, but he wants to move to England and his preference is Manchester United and Jose Mourinho. United are a big club and Serge is impressed and excited with the plans for the future, some big players will be at Old Trafford next season.”
One major factor in Aurier’s move away from PSG could be the fact that he isn’t very popular at the club, and his time in France has been quite controversial. The fullback was officially punished and suspended by the club after he was filmed smoking shisha whilst abusing the then manager Laurent Blanc and teammate Angel Di Maria.
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