A work permit issue is the only thing stopping right-side man Serge Aurier from finally sealing a move to the Premier League, according to Sky Sports.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Ivorian would cost Tottenham Hotspur $30 million, and Sky says terms are agreed between clubs and the player.
There’s a big conditional, though, and it’s continuing repercussions from Aurier’s suspended sentence for assaulting a police officer in Paris. He had also been linked with a move to Manchester United.
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The 24-year-old defender was not allowed into England when PSG drew Arsenal in the UEFA Champions League, and continues to wait for a ruling on an appeal of his sentence.
Capped 39 times for the Ivory Coast, Aurier has played his entire club career in France. He has 10 goals and 23 assists in 160 Ligue 1 matches, added a goal and an assist in 10 UCL encounters.