Former Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino, is looking into the possibility of signing one of his former pupils.
Mauricio Pochettino who took over as the Paris Saint-Germain manager this season is keen on making a few additions to his squad in the summer transfer window. One particular area where the Argentinian boss will focus on is the defence. Serge Aurier, Tottenham Hotspur right-back is on top of Pochettino’s wish list for the summer.
As reported by Foot Mercato, Pochettino and Aurier have communicated in recent weeks and both parties are willing to work with each other. Aurier has played under the South American manager during his tenure at Spurs. Interestingly, Aurier has played for PSG for three seasons from 2014-2017. Despite, making his move to Spurs in 2017, the 28-year-old has enjoyed good relations with Nasser Al-Khelaifi, president of PSG. The pair communicate with each other on a regular basis and Aurier has never hidden his desire of playing again for the French side.
“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,” Aurier had said a year ago on Canal + Afrique.
Serge Aurier has played just 14 Premier League games for Spurs this season and is certainly not the first-choice right-back at the north London club. The Ivorian is expected to make his way out in the summer and PSG looks an ideal destination. Aurier just has one year remaining on his Spurs contract and it is reported that Tottenham have set an asking price of 12 million euros.
As things stand, the deal is likely to be completed in the summer. With Aurier’s past history with the PSG Boss and the club itself, he would not hesitate to make the switch back to France. Moreover, he has not earned himself much playing time at Tottenham Hotspur this season due to the arrival of Matt Doherty last summer. A deal around 10-15 million euros is a fair one, considering the experience the Ivorian possesses.