By Lyall Thomas
Last update: 01/07/20 20:19
Monaco are interested in signing Tottenham defender Serge Aurier this summer.
Monaco’s recruitment is now overseen by Paul Mitchell – once Spurs himself – after joining RB Leipzig last month, and is said to be thrilled to be bringing to Ivory Coast.
Aurier almost left Spurs last summer and was neglected for the season’s opening games under previous boss Mauricio Pochettino, but found a new life contract under Jose Mourinho.
He was first choice this season, with Kieran Trippier leaving last summer which left him as the only option established in the position.
Despite his often impressive field performances, Aurier’s off-field conduct has been closely scrutinized, with Ivorian being investigated by the club for breaking coronavirus blocking measures on three separate occasions.
The 27-year-old, who joined Spurs from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, still has two years remaining in his current contract.
Aurier has made 35 appearances for Spurs this season, contributing two goals and eight assists, and will almost certainly play a leading role in the last seven Premier League games of the season.
Monaco was ninth in Ligue 1 when the season was canceled in April due to the pandemic.
Super 6: more misery for Moyes?
Don’t miss your chance to win the £ 250,000 jackpot for the sixth time this season on Wednesday. Play for free, registration before 18:00.