Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur might have left it late in the summer transfer window, but they are quickly adding some key players to their side.
After breaking their club record to sign central defender Davinson Sanchez from Ajax, the London outfit is now nearing a deal for Paris Saint-Germain right-back Serge Aurier.
Reports claim that the Champions League club is hopeful of reaching an agreement with PSG for a £23m deal for Aurier, who is expected to sign a five-year deal and make a significant move to replace Kyle Walker.
Aurier, who has been an important asset for PSG in recent years, grew unsettled, as the club signed veteran right-back Dani Alves on a free transfer. The Brazilian’s arrival, along with the lack of guaranteed first team football, was the reason behind him being inclined with a move away from Paris.
Following his switch to Spurs, however, the 24-year-old will also have to fight with Kieran Trippier for a berth in the starting lineup. The move will give the club some much needed depth in the squad, though, as they face a long season, with Premier League and Champions League football on offer.
The defender, who has had a set of disciplinary problems in France, was stopped from entering the UK for a Champions League match against Arsenal last season because he was found guilty last September of elbowing a police officer. The player has contested the charge and is appealing the verdict.
Tottenham, who are in the same Champions League group as Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, are also speculated with a move for Everton’s Ross Barkley, as manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen to add more firepower in his attacking quartet.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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