Journalist Jack Pitt-Brooke has given his views on Serge Aurier at Tottenham Hotspur following reports surrounding his future at the club.
The Ivorian’s future at the club has looked pretty bleak for the majority of the summer, with claims suggesting that former club Paris Saint-Germain had offered him a long-term deal to sign with them, with the 28-year-old even saying himself that he had an agreement reached to leave the club.
Perhaps the biggest sign that he didn’t have a future at the club was when he was left out of Tottenham’s Europa Conference League squad, and on top of that, there appears to be another right-back on the way in the form of Emerson Royal from Barcelona, who will likely take the starting role for the club.
But despite all these efforts, it looks as if Aurier will end the transfer window still at the club, and speaking during a live stream for The Athletic, Pitt-Brooke claimed that he didn’t envision Aurier playing any further minutes for Tottenham ever again and just waiting until his contract runs out next summer:
“I’m now expecting Aurier to stay at Tottenham through this, the final year of his contract.”
“Honestly, I wouldn’t expect Serge Aurier to play much football at all for Tottenham Hotspur this season. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a Danny Rose-type situation where he just sits on the sidelines, sees out the end of his contract.”
TIF Thoughts on Jack Pitt-Brooke’s comments about Serge Aurier at Tottenham Hotspur…
Will Aurier play for Tottenham again?
It would perhaps be a little naïve for Tottenham to not play him totally this season, because whilst clubs might not want him now, there will still be the January transfer window where clubs might be willing to think again about signing him, perhaps if they have an injury crisis with their current options.
So Tottenham should still be looking to play him, even if it is in cup games or the odd Premier League game, just so that other teams can take a look at him and perhaps think about taking him off their hands.
They should at least be trying to make something happen rather than just doing nothing and waiting for it to be over. Whilst they might not get much, or indeed anything out of the deal in terms of a transfer fee, even if they ended up sending him on loan somewhere with the other club paying a percentage of his wages, that’s still better than letting him sit there and collect his wages for doing nothing.