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Monaco interested in Tottenham’s Serge Aurier

A return to Ligue 1 appears to be a possibility.

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Two years after Tottenham Hotspur swooped in for then-PSG right back Serge Aurier to replace Kyle Walker, it appears that there’s now interest in shipping him back to France. According to France Football, Monaco is interested in purchasing Aurier and returning him to Ligue 1.

The report states that Aurier would be competition for Djibril Sibide should he make the move, and that he’s a player familiar with Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim. The inference is that no bids have yet to be made but that Monaco has started reaching out via intermediaries to gauge interest.

Interestingly, this rumor comes from French journalist Nabil Djellit, who has been on top of the Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele transfers this summer, and was the one who broke the Lucas Moura to Tottenham transfer. He’s a solid journalist, so I choose to believe this has legs.

Spurs bought Aurier two years ago from PSG for €25m, but France Football thinks that his price has gone down and that they might be able to get him for as little as €15m. Aurier has been affected by injury this season, but also doesn’t appear to be highly placed in Mauricio Pochettino’s plans; with Kieran Trippier also linked with both Napoli and Atletico Madrid, it does seem like Spurs are set to completely overhaul the right back position this summer.