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Gossip: Aurier wants out of Spurs

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After being dropped to the bench, Serge Aurier wants to leave Tottenham.

The Ivory Coast international only arrived at Tottenham two years ago.

The 26-year-old was signed from Paris Saint- Germain for a fee of 23 million pounds.

But according to reports out of The Daily Mail, he already wants to leave North London.

He last featured for Spurs back in the Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

In fact, he has only played for Spurs 41 times in those two years. Of which only 25 times in the league.

He was an unused substitute in May’s Champions League final defeat against Liverpool.

It is believed the final straw was when Kyle Walker-Peters started at right-back for the opening game of the season against Aston Villa.

During the summer he represented his national team in the African Cup of Nations.

He has apparently told teammates, he is desperate to leave and wants a fresh start somewhere else.

Mauricio Pochettino will be reluctant to cave into his wish. He has already sold one right-back in Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid.

That leaves the manager with only two recognised right-backs to chose from if Aurier leaves.

Kyle Walker-Peters and Juan Foyth. The later is currently out with an ankle injury.

While Eric Dier and Moussa Sissoko could be used if needs must. They are not specialists right-backs.

The manager does not want to resort to a makeshift team. In a season he feels they are set to continue challenging on all fronts.

After what he must feel was a breakthrough season and then a successful transfer window.

There is a growing expectation of silver wear this season at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

There has been interest shown from AC Milan and rumour of a possible return to Paris with PSG. With other nations having until September 2nd to conclude transfer business.

It remains to be seen if Pochettino will sanction this move. Given he cannot replace him until January at the earliest.

DORTMUND, GERMANY – MARCH 05: Jadon Malik Sancho #7 of Borussia Dortmund and Serge Aurier #24 of Tottenham Hotspur battle for possession during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur at Westfalen Stadium on March 05, 2019 in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)