Done Deal: Aurier To Wear No.24 Shirt After Completing £23m Move To Tottenham

By on August 31, 2017

Deadline day is here and managers are frantically trying to get those last minute deals over the line so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Tottenham sign Serge Aurier…

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the signing of Serge Aurier from Paris Saint-Germain with the defender set to wear the No.24 shirt this season.

The Ivory Coast international has been tipped to leave PSG following the arrival of Dani Alves from Juventus and a move to the Premier League has been touted all summer.

Aurier had attracted interest from several clubs but Tottenham emerged as the front-runners ahead of their rivals after Mauricio Pochettino identified him as a prime target.

Reports came out earlier this week that Spurs had agreed a fee with PSG and were waiting on the outcome of the right-back’s application for a UK work permit before completing the deal.

Aurier had been denied access to the UK after being convicted of assaulting a police officer but a successful appeal meant he was finally granted a visa and has now been able to wrap-up his move to Spurs.

The north Londoners announced on TottenhamHotspur.com today that Aurier has joined the club on a five-year contract and will wear the No.24 shirt this season.

After completing his move, he told the clubs website:

“This is a huge and exciting opportunity at a massive football club and I am determined to prove myself as a professional both on and off the pitch. This is a fresh start for me and I will do everything to make the Spurs fanbase, which is huge and diverse, proud of me. The fans are the most important people at any club and I am looking forward to showing them and everyone at Spurs the real Serge Aurier.”

No confirmation of the fee has been released but the Evening Standard claim Spurs will pay PSG around £23m which seems like an excellent piece of business in today’s market.

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Pochettino has been desperately trying to buy a right-back this summer after selling Kyle Walker to Manchester City so Aurier will now compete with Kieran Trippier for a first team spot.

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