Monaco open talks with Tottenham for signing £15 million defender

Serge Aurier Monaco

Monaco have launched a bid for out-of-favour Tottenham full-back Aurier this summer, according to France Football (opens in new tab).

Aurier made just eight league appearances for Spurs in 2018/19, and finds himself behind Kieran Trippier in the pecking order – despite an underwhelming season from the England defender, which raised questions about his own future at the club.

Now Monaco, who narrowly avoided relegation from Ligue 1 this year, hope to bring the Aurier back to France, where he had stints at Lens, Toulouse and Paris Saint-Germain.

French media are reporting that Tottenham have already opened negotiations for the right-back, and would potentially be looking for a fee of around £15 million – far below the £23 million Spurs paid PSG for Aurier two years ago.

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Conor Pope
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Conor Pope is the Online Editor of FourFourTwo, overseeing all digital content, and joined the team in February 2019. He plays football regularly, both on grass and artificial surfaces, and has a large, discerning and ever-growing collection of football shirts from around the world.


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