Spurs Target Agrees £5m-A-Year Deal To Join Man Utd Ahead Of Potential £30m Move
Man Utd have beaten Tottenham to the signing of Serge Aurier as the full-back has agreed terms over a five-year contract ahead of a £30m move from PSG
Managers are now pressing ahead with their plans for the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Serge Aurier has agreed personal terms with Man Utd….
Manchester United appear to have beaten Tottenham to the signing of Serge Aurier as the full-back has agreed terms over a five-year contract ahead of a potential £30m move from Paris Saint-Germain, according to a report in The Sun.
Aurier emerged as one of the most exciting full-backs in Europe during his time at Toulouse and earned a move to PSG in 2015 but he’s struggled to settle during his time at the Parc des Prince.
The 24-year-old has failed to nail down a regular starting spot and he was left out of their pre-season tour after informing boss Unai Emery he wanted to leave following the arrival of Dani Alves.
Understandably, Aurier has attracted plenty of interest and the International Business Times reported last weekend that Tottenham had joined United in the chase to sign the Ivory Coast international this summer.
Mauricio Pochettino is yet to make a single signing this window but he’s in the market for a new right-back to replace Kyle Walker following his move to Manchester City and it appears Aurier is on his radar.
However, it looks like Spurs have missed out as The Sun are now citing reports from France that claim the defender has agreed terms over a five-year contract worth £5m-a-year [£95,000-a-week] with United.
The news comes from French outlet Paris United and they suggest Aurier will be on his way to Old Trafford once a fee is agreed, with United hoping a £30m bid will be enough to strike a deal with PSG.
The Ligue 1 giants need to offload some squad players in order to help balance the books ahead of their world record swoop for Neymar and Aurier is seemingly one of the players they are willing to sacrifice.
Jose Mourinho recently wrapped-up the signing of Nemanja Matic with the Serbian international following Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku in making the move to Old Trafford this summer.
However, the United boss is still hoping to further strengthen his squad and Aurier would come in as a long-term replacement for Antonio Valencia if he completes this proposed switch.
But there could yet to be sting in the tale as the Express reported yesterday that Aurier needs to wait for the outcome of a court trial on August 7th before he’ll know whether he can complete his move to United.
The full-back was banned from entering the UK after being convicted of assaulting a police officer last year but he’s hoping to have the decision overturned on appeal at next weeks hearing.