Serge Aurier has admitted that he wants to leave Tottenham Hotspur and return to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer following a disappointing season for the North London club.
The Cote d’Ivoire captain admits that his first choice is to return to the Parc des Princes in Paris to reunite with PSG but there are strong rumours about AC Milan and some Spanish La Liga clubs also interested in signing him this summer.
Aurier has clearly indicated that his time with Spurs is done.
“Everyone is aware that if I wanted to extend my deal at Tottenham, I would’ve done so already. I’m not going to do it in six months,” he told L’Equipe.
“I’ve reached the end of a cycle and it’s time to look elsewhere. The two parties, Tottenham’s board and my agents, have agreed upon the conditions. We’ll see after that.
“I’ve never hidden my desire to return to PSG one day. It’s the club of my heart, the one that I support and I feel free to speak about it.
“But I don’t want people to think that I’m stuck on them and I’m not closing the door on anyone.
“But if the club were to make an offer this summer, it’s sure that PSG would be my first choice.”
A move back to PSG could see him reunite with former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, though the Argentine coach could leave this summer is rumoured to return to Tottenham himself or probably take up the vacant Real Madrid role following Zinedine Zidane’s exit.
But Aurier says the pair have a good relationship and believes Pochettino could thrive in the French capital if he stays.
“We had a great relationship, despite what happened,” he said. “There was no serious problem between us but you are never the happiest player when you’re not on the pitch.
“I’ve always respected his work and his choices. I took pleasure in the style he wanted to play – and it’s the one he wants in Paris too.
“Physically, we were monsters. At PSG, we’ll really see his hand next season.”