Arsenal have been told Serge Aurier wants to stay in England and the former Tottenham defender would consider a move to the Emirates Stadium, according to Sky Sports.
Spurs reached an agreement to terminate Aurier’s contract a year early on Tuesday, bringing an end to the Ivory Coast international’s four-year stay at the club.
But it seems Aurier could now remain in north London, somewhat controversially.
Sky Sports claims the 28-year-old’s preference is to stay in the Premier League, something Arsenal have been ‘made aware of’.
And it is believed Aurier would not turn down a move to the Gunners if the opportunity presented itself.
It’s a scenario would mean Tottenham have effectively paid Aurier to join their fiercest rivals, which probably wouldn’t go down too well among the fans.
That said, Aurier is apparently of interest to clubs in France, Russia and Turkey, so it seems Arsenal isn’t his guaranteed destination at this stage.
The potential move would be far more controversial had Aurier impressed more during his time at Spurs – he isn’t exactly a big loss for the club.
In any case, Spurs strengthened at right-back on deadline day with the signing of Emerson Royal from Barcelona.