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Tottenham close to finalizing Serge Aurier move

Tottenham are reportedly close to securing the services of PSG right-back Serge Aurier, with the player only needing a work permit to complete the transfer.

Spurs lost Kyle Walker to Manchester City earlier this summer for around £50 million and have since been in the market for new a right back.

Although Kieran Trippier was tipped to replace Walker for the long term, it looks like the North London club have now decided to add another right sided full-back.

Trippier was exposed repeatedly in Spurs’ recent defeat against Chelsea and this seems to have convinced manager Mauricio Pochettino to make a move for PSG’s Aurier, who could be an upgrade to the Englishman.

It has been reported that a fee of around £23 million has already been agreed between Tottenham and PSG and a medical is also completed.

However, the Ivorian will require a work-permit to play in the Premier League and this has been the greatest uncertainty as the right back has a record for assaulting a police officer.

Earlier last season, Aurier was rejected a VISA to the United Kingdom when PSG were facing Arsenal in the Champions League and this has raised grave questions about the potential completion of his move to Tottneham.

Italian giants Juventus have also reportedly shown interest in signing the player on loan and they could move in should his deal to the Premier League collapse.

Aurier has been looking for a move away from Paris following the arrival of Dani Alves to PSG and he will certainly be a very good addition to the Tottenham side to provide competition for Trippier.

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