AC Milan will add to their squad in the summer as they look to win the Serie A next season, with a Tottenham player topping their wish-list.
Tottenham Hotspur are expected to have a major reshuffle during the summer transfer window as they await the arrival of a new manager. Ryan Mason has already lost two of his three matches as the interim coach, thereby making his permanent stay an unlikely event. In addition to that, the 29-year-old’s inexperience does not make him an ideal candidate.
Although their manager for next season remains unknown, it is clear that Daniel Levy will take a few matters in his own hands in the transfer window. The monetary aspect will be key for the Lilywhites as they will lose out on a significant revenue by not qualifying for the UEFA competitions anyway, so getting rid of the deadweight is a step in the right direction.
Calcio Mercato has reported that AC Milan are now weighing up a bid for Serge Aurier. The Ivorian is entering the final year of his stay in London and there have been no talks of his contract renewal. As such, it is logical to see that Tottenham will prefer getting rid of Aurier this year itself rather than wait for another season to run out, along with his contract.
Milan are understood to be in the market for a right-back primarily because Diogo Dalot will return to Manchester United once his loan spell ends at the end of this season. Davide Calabria is not a great threat going forward, which is why Aurier has been seen as an option. The price for Spurs’ right-back is still unknown, but it will be an affordable quotation.
Serge Aurier’s potential move to Milan will put the Rossoneri in a win-win situation. They will sign a 28-year-old for a reasonable sum, who excels in the attacking game as well, which is crucial against majority of the Serie A sides as they defend deep. In addition to that, Aurier is a fast defender too, who, barring risky tackles, is a solid all-round full-back.
While Milan would be in a positive spot, the same cannot be said about Tottenham. With Davinson Sanchez also linked with an exit, the club’s existing options in the position will be Japhet Tanganga and Matt Doherty, both of which have underperformed this season. Besides, Spurs’ targets are wanted by other clubs too, thereby multiplying competition.
It remains to be seen whether Tottenham will even offer a new deal to Serge Aurier, but the former Paris Saint-Germain full-back should only be sold in the event that they manage to sign a worthy replacement. What do you make of Aurier’s supposed switch to Italy?