Spurs ready to accept over £10m loss as star holds talks with Pochettino

Date published: Thursday 18th March 2021 11:50 - Jonny Whitfield

Serge Aurier, Giovani Lo Celso, Son Heung-min Tottenham v Leicester July 2020

Tottenham right-back Serge Aurier has discussed a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain with Mauricio Pochettino, according to a report.

PSG boss Pochettino has had strong links to his former club since taking over in January.

Indeed, the manager wanted to sign midfielder Dele Alli during the recent transfer window. However, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy blocked the move.

According to Foot Mercato, though, Pochettino also has right-back Aurier on his radar.

Despite reports claiming that PSG want to make Alessandro Florenzi’s loan move from Roma permanent, Pochettino supposedly wants more options at right-back.

As such, the Argentine has supposedly discussed the player’s ‘sporting situation’ at Tottenham.

Pochettino has gone on to tell Aurier that he wants the Frenchman in his squad next season.

What’s more, Foot Mercato reports that Tottenham would accept a €12million (£10million) fee for his services.

Such a price would represent over £10million in losses on the player, who moved from PSG to north London for £23million (via BBC Sport) in the summer of 2017.

Aurier recently told Canal + that he has a desire to return to the French giants one day.

He said: “I would like to finish in Paris because it is my favorite club. For Paris, I would have liked a lot more love, there is a feeling of something incomplete.

“It’s been my club since I was little, it was a dream for me to finish in Paris and it is not over. If I can finish my career in Paris, it would be a pleasure.

“I could have stayed there my whole career. I follow PSG from afar, but it remains my club and it will not budge.”

Mourinho reportedly prepared for Aurier exit

Serge Aurier, Jack Grealish, Villa v Tottenham

Meanwhile, previous speculation has claimed that Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is ready to lose Aurier.

That is because he is looking into a deal for Norwich full-back Max Aarons, who is seen as a long-term project by Tottenham.

Aarons is also reportedly a target for Bayern Munich in this summer’s transfer window.

READ MORE: Mourinho to bin off regular starter as Tottenham close on £25m defender

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