Tottenham ace Serge Aurier wanted by Monaco with ex-transfer chief Paul Mitchell trying to grab right-back


MONACO are eyeing up a summer swoop for Tottenham star Serge Aurier.

The right-back, 27, has been resurgent under Jose Mourinho having been frozen out under Mauricio Pochettino earlier this season.

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Serge Aurier has emerged as a top target for Monaco[/caption]

Former Spurs transfer chief Paul Mitchell is now at Monaco – having joined from RB Leipzig last month.

And Mitchell has made Aurier one of his top targets for the summer transfer window.

The full-back joined from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 – and still has two years left on his current contract.

Now finding his feet under Mourinho, Aurier has scored twice and added eight assists in 35 games in all competitions this season.

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While the Ivorian has been better on the pitch since Kieran Trippier’s departure last summer, there have been questions over his off-field antics.

Aurier has been investigated by Spurs THREE times for breaching lockdown measures.

The Tottenham man was grilled for getting a haircut, mucking about with pal Moussa Sissoko and for going for a run with a friend all during the lockdown.

This season, Aurier is also claimed to have spat at a fan – which he denied.

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Paul Mitchell is now working as Monaco transfer guru, having once been at Tottenham[/caption]

But Mitchell – who helped bring the likes of Dele Alli and Toby Alderweireld to North London – is hoping to lure him back to France.

Forced to retire from playing when he was just 27, Mitchell has earned a reputation as one of the game’s top talent-spotters.

He worked at MK Dons, Southampton and Spurs, before heading to the Bundesliga and now Ligue 1.


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