Tottenham right-back Serge Aurier has admitted that he wanted to leave the club this summer, but added that the fact that he wasn’t able to leave shows the club “trusts” him.
The 26-year-old, who joined from French champions Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017, has been unable to tie down a spot in the starting 11 since his move, but he has been on the bench for three of the club’s four Premier League games so far this term.
Aurier was heavily linked with a return to Paris this summer while AC Milan were also credited with interest and, speaking to Bal des Productions, Aurier opened up on his desires to find another club before the transfer window shut.
“I’d simply decided to leave [this summer], which was normal for me,” the Frenchman said. “Many things were taken into consideration. In the end, I wasn’t able to leave.
“It proves the club trust me on a lot of points, and we’ll see. We’ll see how the season pans out, but for now, I’m here, the transfer window is shut and we need to concentrate on the campaign ahead.”
Tottenham face Crystal Palace in the Premier League this weekend and speaking ahead of the match, head coach Mauricio Pochettino updated reporters on the latest injury news from within his squad.
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