Why Tottenham simply shouldn’t let go of Serge Aurier

Tottenham defender Serge Aurier has received interest from AS Monaco, as per Sky Sports. The 27-year-old joined Spurs from French giants Paris Saint Germain in 2017.

Aurier has made 35 appearances for Spurs this season across all competitions, having scored twice and set up eight. With Kieran Trippier leaving Tottenham for Atletico Madrid last summer, Aurier became the first choice for the right-back position.

At the beginning of the season, Serge Aurier wasn’t a part of Mauricio Pochettino’s plans but with injury to academy graduate Kyle Walker-Peters, the manager was forced to go back to Serge Aurier. The player grabbed the opportunity with both hands and has gone on to be the main man under new manager Jose Mourinho.

Serge Aurier
Serge Aurier is the only option for Tottenham at right-back (Getty Images)

Should Tottenham keep him or sell him?

It is no doubt that the player has struggled since his arrival at PSG but that hasn’t been the case this season. The player has been in good touch. A wonderful athlete, Aurier has also shown that he can be a threat going forward.

Tottenham aren’t in a very good position in the league, and things could get worse for the club if Aurier gets injured. So it might not be the right time for them to let go of him.

There is no debate. Serge Aurier might not be the best right-back in Europe but he has shown the potential to do well when needed.

Tottenham are struggling to find a European spot this season, with the table getting tighter after each game. The £70,000-a-week Aurier has been playing on the right and does have the experience and dynamism as Tottenham look to gather as many as points possible from the last few games.

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Tottenham should think twice before letting Serge Aurier leave (Getty Images)

Verdict

Kyle Walker-Peters needs more time to fully settle down and is out on loan at Southampton. Selling Serge Aurier at this stage might not be a wise option, as Tottenham might not be able to buy a replacement given the pandemic situation and tighter budgets.

For Spurs, there is a lack of depth at right-back and given the situation, the Lilywhites should hold on to the best player they have in that position. Parting ways with Aurier is the last thing that should be on Daniel Levy’s mind, at least until they first manage to purchase a player to fill that position.

This is a long, hard discussion that Levy and Mourinho should involve themselves in before arriving at a conclusion, failing which, Tottenham might end up putting themselves in a difficult spot by offloading Aurier.

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