Serge Aurier Granted Work Permit Ahead Of £23m Tottenham Switch

Serge Aurier Granted Work Permit Ahead Of £23m Tottenham Switch
Aug 30, 2017

Ligue 1 News Paris Saint-Germain Tottenham

Paris Saint-Germain’s Serge Aurier has been granted work permit ahead of a possible move to Tottenham, reports say. The club were already speculated to have agreed on the transfer fee and personal terms with PSG and the Ivorian himself, but were waiting for the work permit application to be received.

Aurier’s peculiar work permit issue arose because of his criminal conviction last year in which he was given a 2 month suspended sentence for assaulting a police officer outside of a Paris night club. Notably, Aurier missed a Champions league game against Arsenal last year as he was denied permission to enter England by the Home Office.

Aurier will become Tottenham’s third first team signing after having already signed Davinson Sánchez from Ajax and Paulo Gazzaniga from Southampton. Aurier looks an able replacement for the recently departed Kyle Walker who joined Manchester City, earlier this transfer window.

Aurier made 81 appearances for Paris Saint-Germain having joined from Toulouse in 2014. Still only 24, Aurier was once considered one of hottest properties in Europe with plenty of interest from onlookers. Tottenham now look to have tipped Manchester United, who were also interested in the right-back but reports suggest the French club opted to sell to Spurs rather than United due to Pini Zahavi, an official at PSG, and his good relationship with Daniel Levy.

The defender is set to sign a five-year deal at the club and will be provided with his first chance to play under Mauricio Pochettino as the club take on Everton at Goodison Park following the international break.

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