Following the arrival of Dani Alves at PSG, Aurier had been told to find a new club as he became third choice right-back at Parc Des Princes, behind Alves and Meunier.
Sensing an opportunity, Manchester United were quick to approach Aurier, after failing to secure Monaco’s Fabinho – their no.1 target.
Jose Mourinho had made it clear that he wanted four new players for the new season, and having signed three players already, Aurier looks like the only missing piece of the puzzle for the Portuguese coach. The tactician is keen to bring in cover for his 31-year-old Ecuadorian full-back, Antonio Valencia.
Mourinho feels that the right-back position could be of bother for Manchester United next season if no backup is signed.
The Red Devils’ boss has offered Valencia an extension, but he sees Aurier as the Ecuadorian’s long-term replacement at Old Trafford.
Having agreed personal terms with the right-back, Manchester United face one last hurdle – the player’s entry into the UK. The defender has a case relating to violence against Police open against him in UK, which prohibits him from entering the region.
Written by Shorya Panwar
Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.