Tottenham defender Serge Aurier has admitted it is his “plan” to return to Paris Saint-Germain by the end of his career.
Aurier joined Spurs from PSG in the summer of 2017 and has proved a divisive figure since. He has been a crucial creative outlet down the right flank this season but his defensive errors and tendency to give away penalties continue to be a source of frustration.
As a result, it could be argued that most Tottenham fans wouldn’t be sorry to see him leave the club in the near future, providing a replacement can be found – Aurier is currently the only senior right-back in the squad.
A return to PSG is probably a stretch given Aurier’s inconsistency, but the 27-year-old has now expressed his desire to finish his career back in the French capital.
“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.
“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.”
If Aurier does leave Spurs this summer, it’s unlikely to be PSG who come in for him unless they see him as a useful squad player. Alternatively, Jose Mourinho may decide to keep him as back-up for a new right-back.