Report: Serge Aurier undergoes medical ahead of expected Tottenham move, £23m deal agreed

Paris Saint-Germain's Ivorian defender Serge Aurier vies with Nice's Brazilian winger Dalbert Henrique during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and OGC Nice on...

Paris Saint-Germain's Serge Aurier could be closing in on his move to Tottenham.

Paris Saint-Germain's Ivorian defender Serge Aurier reacts after a goal  during the French Cup final football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Angers (SCO) on May 27, 2017, at...

According to Friday's edition of L'Equipe (page 5), Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier has undergone medical tests in the French capital ahead of joining Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham snapped up their first two signings of the summer on Wednesday afternoon, with goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga and centre back Davinson Sanchez arriving from Southampton and Ajax respectively.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino is still keen to bring in more signings before next Thursday's transfer deadline, with a right back unsurprisingly near the top of his wish list.

Lyon's Dutch forward Memphis Depay (L) vies with Paris Saint-Germain's Ivorian defender Serge Aurier  during the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Olympique Lyonnais (...

Tottenham sold first-choice right back Kyle Walker to Manchester City earlier this summer, and whilst Kyle Walker-Peters has shown promise, a more experienced option may be needed to compete with Kieran Trippier.

Recent speculation has suggested that a deal for Paris Saint-Germain's Serge Aurier is close, and L'Equipe (Friday edition, page 5) have expanded on that, stating that he has undergone a medical ahead of a £23million move to North London.

It's claimed that Tottenham sent a delegation to Paris on Thursday to conduct medical tests on Aurier, given that he currently isn't allowed in England to complete a medical there, with Spurs instead sending officials to France.

Paris Saint-Germain's Ivorian defender Serge Aurier vies with Nice's Brazilian winger Dalbert Henrique during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and OGC Nice on...

As reported by the London Evening Standard, Aurier was found guilty of elbowing a police offer in September 2016, and is currently blocked from entering the UK, though he is hoping to appeal the verdict in time to complete a move before the transfer deadline.

Away from off-field matters, Aurier does make sense as a replacement for Walker. The former Toulouse man, who joined PSG in 2014, possesses crossing ability as well as pace and strength up the right flank, which could be key to Pochettino's style of play, given that Trippier was reluctant to hit the byline against Chelsea on Sunday.

Aurier, 24, is an Ivorian international who has impressed for PSG, but with Dani Alves and Thomas Meunier ahead of him in the pecking order, a move away looks inevitable - and Tottenham will hope for good news with Aurier's appeal having allegedly completed a medical with him.

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