Latest reports from France claim that Serge Aurier is set to leave French giants Paris St. Germain and join Tottenham on a five-year-deal (Should he get clearance to move to England because of earlier disciplinary issues), but it appears that Manchester United is his first preference.
According to multiple reports, Aurier would jump at the chance of working with Jose Mourinho , should United come knocking on his doors.
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Many reports coming in France has claimed that Tottenham have already agreed a fee with the French club for the 24 year old, believed to be around 23 million pounds.
To add fuel to the speculations, Aurier’s PSG teammate Adrien Rabiot recently claimed that the Ivorian was on his way to the North London outfit.
The arrivals of Dani Alves and Thomas Meunier have resulted in the Ivorian dropping down the pecking order, and a switch away from the Parc des Princes is extremely likely.
According to SFR sport, a trusted French media outlet, Pini Zahavi – the agent largely responsible for PSG’s transfer dealings this summer – is close friends with Daniel Levy and is acting as an intermediary to ensure that the deal goes through.
However, the 24-year-old right back has made it clear that Tottenham is not his preferred destination and would rather play for Mourinho, in spite of Spurs offering higher wages.
PSG also prefers that the right back join up with Mauricio Pochettino, as Tottenham are reportedly offering much more than what United were willing to.
PSG are looking to offload players so as to accommodate the staggering 500,000 million pound weekly wages of Neymar Jr.
Although United did seem interested in the Ivorian earlier this month, with Jose eyeing him as a long term replacement for the ageing Antonio Valenica, there never came any concrete reports which confirmed any bid from the United board.
Paul Pogba is also said to be having conversations with the 24-year-old on the possible transfer and has already told United to step up their pursuit for him.