Serge Aurier leaves Tottenham after his contract is terminated by mutual consent

Serge Aurier has left Tottenham Hotspur after the club agreed to terminate his contract a year early.

The Ivory Coast international made it clear that he wanted to leave this summer after the club told him

he has no future at the club but Spurs couldn’t finalize a deadline day sale for the defender. 

Aurier, who joined Spurs from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, played 110 times for the north London side, scoring eight goals.

On his departure, Serge Aurier said: “I have really enjoyed my time at Spurs and would like to thank the club and the fans,

but I feel now is the right time for me to move onto a new challenge.”

Earlier in the window, Aurier was linked with a move to Barcelona as part of talks over Tottenham’s pursuit of

right-back Emerson Royal but instead the Brazilian moved to North London for around £25.73m (€30m).

Reports understand Aurier had interest from Watford, Real Betis, Spartak Moscow, and Genoa but he feels he should

be playing at a higher level.

Japhet Tanganga has started the season at right-back with Spurs offloading a number of fringe players this summer as part of a rebuild.

Moussa Sissoko joined Watford last week and follows the departures of Danny Rose, Erik Lamela, and Toby Alderweireld.

Serge Aurier’s deal was set to run out at the end of the season; the right-back’s four-year spell at Spurs comes to an end with the player becoming a free agent and able to join another club beyond the transfer window deadline.

By Taiyelolu A

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