Tottenham star Serge Aurier opens door to PSG transfer amid Mauricio Pochettino links
Tottenham defender Serge Aurier appears to have opened the door to a return to Paris Saint-Germain with Mauricio Pochettino.
Pochettino is expected to take over from Thomas Tuchel in the French capital with an announcement expected in the coming days.
And the former Spurs boss is already being linked with signing some of his old Tottenham players, with Dele Alli strongly linked with a move.
But Alli may not be the only player Pochettino looks at with defender Aurier apparently keen to return to Paris where he spent around two years across a loan and permanent move.
The full-back admitted as much in a recent interview with The Sun, though he also made it clear he is happy in North London having featured regularly under Jose Mourinho this season.
“When I say PSG is the club close to my heart, I don’t want journalists to say, ‘He can’t say that!’ But of course I will answer,” he admitted. “It’s the club I’ve loved the most out of all the clubs I’ve played for.
“Paris is where I turned into a man, as a professional, where I discovered myself more. That’s where I enjoyed myself the most. When I was a youngster at Lens, Paris was the club of my heart.
“One day, it would be no problem at all to go back, with pleasure. I will never turn down an offer from Paris, that is absolutely certain.
“If ever it comes up, why not? If it doesn’t, I’m very happy where I am and things are going well for me.”
Aurier has improved vastly from last season, playing a significant part in Tottenham’s impressive back-line so far this season, and the defender is pretty pleased with his progress.
“I work all the time, I’m a hard worker.” he added. “I’m maybe having my best start to the season of my career, so I’m happy with what’s happening.”
Aurier also discussed Mourinho and how the Portuguese boss has evolved to be a little cooler in the face of adversity.
“I think he’s changed a lot,” said the defender.
“Of course, sometimes he has rushes of blood, but I think the fact he took a year’s sabbatical allows you to focus on what constitutes one’s strengths and weaknesses. Now I believe he gets less angry and he explains things better in order to get results.
“Since I’ve been here the squad has always had quality, but was maybe lacking some character. I think we’re getting this character little by little. When I mean character, it’s with regard to what I experienced at PSG.”