Serge Aurier says he would have liked to stay at PSG

A general view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion at Wembley Stadium on November 25, 2017 in London, England.

Serge Aurier joined Tottenham Hotspur from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer transfer window.

Ivory Coast footballer Serge Aurier takes part in a training session at The Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan on October 3, 2017, ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018 football...

Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier has told RMC Sport, as translated by Football.London, that he would have liked to remain at Paris Saint-Germain.

Aurier joined Premier League club Tottenham from Ligue 1 outfit PSG in the summer of 2017 for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £23 million.

The 24-year-old right-back has revealed that he would liked to stay at PSG.

Serge Aurier of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on September 13, 2017 in...

"I’m conscious [of what I did],” Aurier told RMC Sport, as translated by Football.London. “I’m intelligent, even if sometimes it doesn’t seem that way. I’ve always made important and interesting choices in my career.”

“After a while, you become aware that things are difficult for the kids who watch us and are our fans. Of course I would have liked to stay at PSG.

“It’s the club of my heart. I come from Sevran. I’m from Paris. There’s nothing better than playing for the club you love.”

Tottenham Hotspur's Ivorian defender Serge Aurier controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in London,...

One can understand why Aurier would have wanted to remain at PSG. The right-back developed well during his time at the Parisian club and was playing well, but off-pitch controversies did not help his cause.

The Ivory Coast international right-back told EPSN in November that there was a chance for him to join Barcelona.

Meanwhile, Arsenal legend Ian Wright has been quoted as saying by The Sport Review that Tottenham fans would back Mauricio Pochettino’s side decision to sell Danny Rose to Manchester United.

According to The Daily Mail, United are confident that they will be able to secure the services of the England international left-back in the January transfer window or next summer.

“They’d back Mauricio because of what he is doing and the project,” The Sport Review quotes Wright as saying about Rose.

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