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Spurs defender Serge Aurier reveals plan to make PSG return

By Ben Green

Published: 14:09, 7 April 2020

Tottenham Hotspur full-back Serge Aurier has outlined his intentions to make a “dream” return to Paris Saint-Germain at some stage in his career.

The 27-year-old swapped Paris for Spurs in 2017 and has since gone on to establish himself as a regular in the right-back slot for the north London club.

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  • Aurier rose through the ranks at Lens before relocating to Toulouse in 2012 after a string of impressive performances.
  • That form continued for Le Tefece, prompting PSG to lure the Ivorian to the Parc des Princes in 2014.
  • Signed initially on loan, Aurier caught the eye and secured a permanent contract.
  • However, following the arrivals of Thomas Meunier and Dani Alves, Aurier found his playing time restricted and ultimately joined Spurs.
  • He has been a regular for the club since Kieran Trippier left for Atletico Madrid, but has now talked up a return to PSG.

Aurier’s transition to Premier League football has been anything but seamless, with question marks often raised over his defensive capabilities, but following the departure of Kieran Trippier in the summer, he has been a near ever-present for the club at right-back.

With Jose Mourinho now at the helm, Aurier has found a semblance of consistency that has often eluded him across his career. And although talk of a departure is not making the back pages, Aurier has stoked the flames on a potential return to Paris. 

He told Canal + Afrique: “Can I see myself finishing my career at PSG? That is my plan!

“I would like to finish at PSG. It is before everything else the club of my heart. I have a feeling of unfinished business.

“It has been my club since I was a kid, I would go watch matches at the Parc des Princes. It was a dream for me to come to PSG and for me that dream is not finished.

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“If I was to finish my career at PSG, I would love that. I could have spent my entire career at PSG, that certainly wouldn’t have upset me. When you play for the club of your heart, you don’t want to go anywhere else nor do you have regrets.

“There are players who have spent nearly their entire careers at one club because it is love. It is not a question of money or anything else. All my family is in Paris, I am Parisian, I cannot dream of better.

“Today I am having my little career elsewhere, I hope to be the best a bit everywhere. I am following PSG from afar, but it remains my club and that will not change.”